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Suffolk,

county (1991 pop. 629,900), 1,466 sq mi (3,798 sq km), E England. The county seat is IpswichIpswich,
city (1991 pop. 129,661) and district, Suffolk, E England, on the Orwell estuary 12 mi (19 km) from its entry into the North Sea. Ipswich is the county seat of Suffolk.
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. The county is divided into seven administrative districts: Waveney, Suffolk Coastal, Ipswich, Mid Suffolk, Babergh, St. Edmundsbury, and Forest Heath. Suffolk is bordered on the N by the Ouse and Waveney rivers and on the S by the Stour River. The terrain is low and undulating, and the region, mainly agricultural, is one of the chief producers of grain, sugar beets, and vegetables in England. Breeds of horses, hogs, sheep, and cattle have been developed; stock and poultry raising are common occupations. Along the coast (especially at LowestoftLowestoft
, city (1991 pop. 55,231), Suffolk, the easternmost city in England. It is a popular seaside resort and has fishing, shipbuilding, food processing, and other light industries. The resort area is separated from Old Lowestoft by Lake Lothing and the harbor.
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) fishing is important. Industries include food processing, milling, malting, and the making of farm machinery and fertilizers. Tourists frequent the coast.

Suffolk and NorfolkNorfolk
, county (1991 pop. 736,700), 2,054 sq mi (5,320 sq km), E England. The county seat is Norwich. Administratively, Norfolk is divided into the districts of Great Yarmouth, North Norfolk, Broadland, Norwich, South Norfolk, Breckland, and King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
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 formed the Kingdom of the Iceni, who were led by BoadiceaBoadicea
, d. A.D. 61, British queen of the Iceni (of Norfolk), properly called Boudicca. Her husband, King Prasutagus, died in A.D. 59 or 60, leaving half his property to the Roman emperor and half to his daughters.
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 in a revolt (A.D. 60) against the Romans. In Anglo-Saxon times Suffolk was part of the kingdom of East AngliaEast Anglia
, kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, comprising the modern counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. It was settled in the late 5th cent. by so-called Angles from northern Germany and Scandinavia.
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, inhabited by the "south folk" of that kingdom, from which its name comes. In the Middle Ages, Suffolk was the center of a large wool industry. The importance of Ipswich as a port increased when Great Britain joined the European Community (now the European Union). In 1974, East Suffolk and West Suffolk, which had been separate counties since 1888, and county borough of Ipswich were combined to form the nonmetropolitan county of Suffolk.

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Suffolk (Independent City), Virginia

441 Market St
Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: (757) 923-2085
Fax: (757) 923-2091
www.suffolk.va.us

In southeastern VA on the Nansemond River, 18 mi. southwest of Portsmouth. Established in 1742; incorporated as a town in 1808; as a city in 1910. Name Origin: For the county in England

Area (sq mi):: 429.07 (land 400.02; water 29.05) Population per square mile: 197.50
Population 2005: 78,994 State rank: 22 Population change: 2000-20005 24.10%; 1990-2000 22.10% Population 2000: 63,677 (White 53.30%; Black or African American 43.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.80%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 36.00
Income 2000: per capita $18,836; median household $41,115; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,319-$26,975
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 27.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Suffolk County seat (76,586)

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    Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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    Suffolk

     

    a county in the southeast of Great Britain. Area, 3,800 sq km. Population, 561,500 (1973). Barley, wheat, and sugar beets are grown in Suffolk, and sheep and horses are raised. The fishing port of Lowestoft and the trading ports of Felixstowe and Harwich are located on the North Sea. The county’s largest city is Ipswich.

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    Suffolk

    a county of SE England, on the North Sea: its coast is flat and marshy, indented by broad tidal estuaries. Administrative centre: Ipswich. Pop.: 678 100 (2003 est.). Area: 3800 sq. km (1467 sq. miles)
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    THE South Wales Suffolk Sheep Breeders 10th annual Ram Show and Sale takes place at Llandeilo Mart Ground at 5.30pm on Friday.
    DEMAND for Suffolk shearling terminal sires is likely to be strong at next Monday's Builth Wells sale, judging by the trade at last Friday's Kelso Ram Sales.
    Early Suffolks were probably influenced by Norfolk roadsters, developed in East Anglia in the 16th century.
    TOM Darling has invested in the best of bloodlines for his Suffolk flock and now in performance recording his pedigree flock.
    As a result we have transported the same philosophy to the sheep, hence we source our rams from Suffolk breeder Hans Porksen, who supplies high index Suffolks."
    Suffolk-recorded rams sold at Kelso this September achieved nearly pounds 170 more than non-recorded Suffolks, while bidding has flown at other auctions, regularly reaching up to pounds 800 and pounds 900 from commercial buyers for recorded Suffolk rams.
    ONE of the most widely anticipated flock dispersal sales in the Suffolk breed for many years is to take place at Harrison and Hetherington's Borderway Mart on November 29.
    The classic, often-cited example of a privately created and well-functioning payments system is the Suffolk Banking System that existed in New England between 1825 and 1858 (see, for example, Whitney 1878, Lake 1947, Redlich 1947, and Calomiris and Kahn 1996).