Norfolk

Norfolk (/ˈnɔːrfək/) is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash. The county town is the city of Norwich. With an area of 2,074 square miles (5,370 km2) and a population of 859,400, Norfolk is a largely rural county with a population density of 401 per square mile (155 per km2). Of the county's population, 40% live in four major built up areas: Norwich (213,000), Great Yarmouth (63,000), King's Lynn (46,000), and Thetford (25,000).[5]

Norfolk
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast of England
EstablishedAnglo-Saxon period[1]
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of Parliament
PoliceNorfolk Constabulary
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantThe Lady Dannatt MBE
High SheriffGeorgina Roberts (Lady Roberts of Swaffham)[2][3] (2020–21)
Area5,372 km2 (2,074 sq mi)
  Ranked5th of 48
Population (mid-2019 est.)903,680
  Ranked25th of 48
Density168/km2 (440/sq mi)
Ethnicity96.5% white[4]
Non-metropolitan county
County council
Norfolk County Council
ExecutiveConservative
Admin HQNorwich
Area5,372 km2 (2,074 sq mi)
  Ranked5th of 26
Population907,760
  Ranked7th of 26
Density169/km2 (440/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-NFK
ONS code33
NUTSUKH13
Websitewww.norfolk.gov.uk
Districts

Districts of Norfolk
Districts
  1. Norwich
  2. South Norfolk
  3. Great Yarmouth
  4. Broadland
  5. North Norfolk
  6. King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  7. Breckland

The Broads is a network of rivers and lakes in the east of the county, extending south into Suffolk. The area is protected by the Broads Authority[6] and has similar status to a national park.[7]