Norfolk County is in the Southeastern area of England, known as East Anglia. The population of 840,000 lives in seven self-governed districts; i.e., West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, South Norfolk, Breckland, Broadland ,and Norwich. The vibrant county has three bustling cities- King’s Lynn in West Norfolk, Great Yarmouth-a port city and tourist destination in the East on the North Sea, and the ancient city of Norwich, the county seat, 100 miles northeast of London.
Adding vitality to the area are many towns and smaller villages. Besides the seaside resorts, Norfolk has a unique group of inland lakes and waterways. Tourism and agriculture are important factors of its economy. Throughout England, Norfolk County is characterized by the richness of its art, business, recreational and educational activities.
Norfolk, Virginia and Norfolk, UK proudly celebrate 25 years of the Sister City relationship throughout the year in 2011.
Norfolk Sister City Association oversees multiple programs with counterparts in Norfolk County, England including:
- Cultural exchanges of performing artists, including choirs, chamber musicians, and sea shanty singers, with Norfolk County, England
- Adult delegation exchanges
- 2011 Garden Exchange
- Formal dinner cosponsored with City of Norfolk celebrating 25 years of twinning and honoring past governmental and civic officials April 17, 2011
- June 2016 Hosted Summer Membership Social at Norfolk Botanical Garden
- September 2017 – Hosted a British trivia night at O’Connor Brewing
Norfolk County in the News
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norfolk-day-usa-virginia-craft-beer-collaboration-1-5648912 (August 2018)
Norfolk, VA Celebrates 50th Sister City Anniversary with Norfolk County England (April 2011)
“Sister Cities Around the World” Video (June 2010)
Trip to Norfolk County (September 21-30, 2013)
- December 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 11, 6:00 pm, Church of the Good Shepherd Our Norfolk County, UK Sister City Committee is planning our Annual Meeting. In addition to voting in new Board members, announcing the new officers and kicking off ticket sales for 2019 PassPORT, we will celebrate the holiday season with some traditional Boxing Day treats and (more…)