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Suffolk, county (1991 pop. 629,900), 1,466 sq mi (3,798 sq km), E England. The county seat is Ipswich. 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 Lowestoft) fishing is important. Industries include food processing, milling, malting, and the making of farm machinery and fertilizers. Tourists frequent the coast.
Suffolk and Norfolk formed the Kingdom of the Iceni, who were led by Boadicea in a revolt (A.D. 60) against the Romans. In Anglo-Saxon times Suffolk was part of the kingdom of East Anglia, 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.
Suffolk (Independent City), Virginia
Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: (757) 923-2085
Fax: (757) 923-2091
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%
See other counties in Virginia.
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.