county in East Anglia, England, UK

Norfolk is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. It has borders with Lincolnshire to the west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest and with Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea coast, including The Wash. The county town is Norwich. Norfolk is home to the Norfolk Broads, a famous tourist and wildlife spot.

Flag of Norfolk
Coat of arms of Norfolk
Norfolk in England

People from Norfolk change

  • Horatio Nelson (1758—1805), the English naval commander, was born at Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk.[1]
  • Steve Flint (born 1961) in Thetford, at age 19 became, the first Norfolk athlete to run under four minutes for the mile. He did this at the Inter-County Championships in Birmingham on May 26 1980.[2]

References change

  1. "Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson (British naval commander) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  2. Rix, Martin (Spring 2000). "United Kingdom All-Time Lists" (PDF). BMC News. 3 (9). The Bristish Milers' Club. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-20. Retrieved March 23, 2010.

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