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Full nameCity of Norwich
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent CountryEngland
RegionEast of England
TypeNon-metropolitan district
Local AuthorityCouncil
MPsSimon Wright (Liberal Democrats)
Chloe Smith (Conservative)
Total Area15.1 sq mi (39.02 km2)
Total Population  (Ranked  ) ( )
Urban (pop.)259100
Metro (pop.)376,500 (Travel to Work Area)
Ethnicity93.2% White
1.4% Mixed race
2.3% South Asian
2.1% Chinese or other
1.0% Black.
Other information
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
PostcodeNR1 NR16
Area code01603
ONS code33UK

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Norwich (c-enaudio=en-uk-Norwich is a city in England. It is the regional administrative centre and county town of Norfolk. During the 11th century, Norwich was the largest city in England after London, and one of the most important places in the kingdom. Until the Industrial Revolution, Norwich as the capital of England's most populous and prosperous county, vied with Bristol as England's second city.

The urban area of Norwich has a population of 259,100. This area extends beyond the city boundary, with extensive suburban areas on the western, northern and eastern sides, including Costessey, Hellesdon, Old Catton, Sprowston and Thorpe St Andrew. The parliamentary seats cross over into adjacent local government districts. 135,800 (2008 est.) people live in the City of Norwich and the population of the Norwich Travel to Work Area (i.e. the area of Norwich in which most people both live and work) is 367,035 (the 1991 figure was 351,340). Norwich is the fourth most densely populated local government district within the East of England with 3,480 people per square kilometre (8,993 per square mile).

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