[nawr-fuh k; for 2, 3 also nawr-fawk] /ˈnɔr fək; for 2, 3 also ˈnɔr fɔk/

a county in E England. 2068 sq. mi. (5355 sq. km).
a seaport in SE Virginia: naval base.
a city in NE Nebraska.
a county of E England, on the North Sea and the Wash: low-lying, with large areas of fens in the west and the Broads in the east; rich agriculturally. Administrative centre: Norwich. Pop: 810 700 (2003 est). Area: 5368 sq km (2072 sq miles)
a port in SE Virginia, on the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads: headquarters of the US Atlantic fleet; shipbuilding. Pop: 241 727 (2003 est)

Nordfolc (1066) “(Territory of the) Northern People (of the East Angles).” The Norfolk pine (1778), used as an ornamental tree, is from Norfolk Island in the South Pacific, northwest of New Zealand.
Norfolk [(nawr-fuhk, nawr-fawk)]

City in southeastern Virginia.

Note: Known for its harbor and naval base; shipbuilding center.


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