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Norwich


Norwich is a city in Norfolk in the East Anglia region of England. The city is located on the River Wensum and as of the 2011 census, the city had a population of 140,100 people (with 376,500 living in the city's metropolitian area).


Key Facts about Norwich


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Norwich Cathedral
Here are some key facts about Norwich:
  1. Norwich is a city in Norfolk in the East Anglia region of England.

  2. The city lies on the River Wensum.

  3. As of the 2011 census, Norwich had a population of 140,100 people (with 376,500 living in the city's metropolitian area).

  4. The first major settlement in the area was built by the Romans on the River Tas, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the South of present day Norwich (near the present day village of Caistor St Edmund). It was the Roman's regional capital, and called Venta Icenorum.

  5. The Anglo-Saxon then moved into the area beginning in about the mid 5th century, founding the town of Norwic (from which Norwich gets its name). This history is reflected in a local rhyme: "Caistor was a city when Norwich was none, Norwich was built of Caistor stone."

  6. For many centuries, Norwich vied with Bristol for being England's second city (after London.

  7. During the Industrial Revolution, many other cities in the UK grew rapidly, leaving Norwich behind. Norwich grew only relatively late and slow, probably because of it lack of industrial resources in the region, and the city's relative isolation from other parts of the UK.

  8. Historically shoe-making was an important part of Norwich's economy from the period of the Industrial Revolution onwards.

  9. Today, Norwich has a largely service-based economy, with financial services and insurance being a particularly important part of the economy. The city is home to Aviva (formerly known as Norwich Union).

  10. Norwich sits just to the North of the A47, which connects the city to Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, and Peterborough. It is also linked to Cambridgevia the A11, to Ipswich by the A140, and to Lowestoft by the A146.

  11. Norwich railway station provides regular services to London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Lime Street (via Peterborough, Nottingham and Manchester, and Cambridge, as well as several nearer destinations.

  12. Norwich Internation Airport is a feeder to KLM's Amsterdam Schipol hub. A number of other airlines also provide services to Norwich International Airport, and the airport is also known for its strong holiday charter business.



Weather in Norwich


Like other parts of the UK, Norwich generally has a temperate maritime climate. That said, because Norwich is located in Northeast Anglia which jutts into the North Sea, Norwich can sometimes be affected by weather conditions do not reach other parts of the UK - commonly including snow, sleet, and sea fog.

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Books about Norwich


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Norwich (CT) (Images of America)

By Dale Plummer

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2003-11-20
Paperback (128 pages)

Norwich  (CT)  (Images of America)
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Located at the head of the Thames River, Norwich is known as "the Rose of New England." This small city boasts a complex history, from its role as an important Colonial seaport to its development into a thriving manufacturing city. The nearly two hundred images in Norwich bring this history to life, from the industry and innovation represented by the Ponemah Mill, to the grandeur of the Wauregan Hotel, to the devastation of the flood of 1886. The city's many sides can be seen in these pages, which explore not only the people and institutions that made Norwich what it is today but also the details of life as it used to be.

History of England in 100 Places: From Stonehenge to the Gherkin

By John Julius Norwich

John Murray Publishers
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History of England in 100 Places: From Stonehenge to the Gherkin
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From battlefield to sacred building, from castle to cottage, from the Bridgwater Canal to Blackpool Pier, historian John Julius Norwich tells the political, cultural, social, religious and economic story of England through one hundred key places you can still visit today. Part narrative history, part exploration of our national heritage, his wide-ranging selection of sites will stimulate, entertain, inform - and certainly provoke - a debate about the most significant moments in English history.

Norwich and the Norfolk Broads in England: the Best of Antiques Shopping and Sightseeing

By Dr.G.J. Sabongi

Britannia Press
Released: 2014-10-21
Kindle Edition (26 pages)

Norwich and the Norfolk Broads in England: the Best of Antiques Shopping and Sightseeing
 
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I have been traveling globally on business for over 30 years, with millions of air miles, multitude of hotel nights and a cornucopia of meals and drinks that can be simply characterized as a mosaic of tantalizing knowledge, flavors, colors and textures.
It was, and still is a great experience, one that I want to share with you.
The uniqueness is not only to be able to travel and conduct business in a variety of places, but it’s the frame work within which this occurs. The many cultures and a variety of individuals came together as new discoveries that I have experienced in due course.
These remain in one’s memory for years to come. They become a synonym and the signature of the place and another data point in our life data base of experiences.
On several occasions I found myself eager to share what I have discovered and found pleasing with others, fellow travelers, warriors on the road, friends and family, especially with those who spend weekends away from home in a city and yearn to experience the heart and soul of that place yet in a limited time frame, usually over a weekend.
This book is for you fellow travelers. I have included web sites, street addresses and telephone numbers to my suggestions for your easy reach. This book is not meant to be a comprehensive traveler’s guide, nor is it a one size and flavor for all or a universal critic of the place in question but a light hearted expression of one person’s experience in one place.

Norwich and the Norfolk Broads of England in 3 Days (the best of cities)

By Dr.G.J. Sabongi

Britannia Press
Released: 2014-10-02
Kindle Edition (22 pages)

Norwich and the Norfolk Broads of England in 3 Days (the best of cities)
 
Product Description:
I have been traveling globally on business for over 30 years, with millions of air miles, multitude of hotel nights and a cornucopia of meals and drinks that can be simply characterized as a mosaic of tantalizing knowledge, flavors, colors and textures.
It was, and still is a great experience, one that I want to share with you.
The uniqueness is not only to be able to travel and conduct business in a variety of places, but it’s the frame work within which this occurs. The many cultures and a variety of individuals came together as new discoveries that I have experienced in due course.
These remain in one’s memory for years to come. They become a synonym and the signature of the place and another data point in our life data base of experiences.
On several occasions I found myself eager to share what I have discovered and found pleasing with others, fellow travelers, warriors on the road, friends and family, especially with those who spend weekends away from home in a city and yearn to experience the heart and soul of that place yet in a limited time frame, usually over a weekend.
This book is for you fellow travelers. I have included web sites, street addresses and telephone numbers to my suggestions for your easy reach. This book is not meant to be a comprehensive traveler’s guide, nor is it a one size and flavor for all or a universal critic of the place in question but a light hearted expression of one person’s experience


 
 
 

 
 
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