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Population of Norwich
At the last census the population was 140,452
Norwich's economy was historically manufacturing based, with a large shoemaking industry, but transitioned throughout the 1980s and 1990s to a service-based economy. Aviva (formerly known as Norwich Union) still dominates these, but has been joined by other insurance and financial services companies
Norwich has been governed by two tiers of local government since the implementation of the Local Government Act 1972. The upper tier is Norfolk County Council, which manages strategic services such as schools, social services and libraries across the county of Norfolk. The lower tier is Norwich City Council, which manages local services such as housing, planning, leisure and tourism
Norwich has two universities, the University of East Anglia and Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich lies on the River Wensum.
The closest major airport to Norwich, United Kingdom is Norwich International Airport. This airport is 4 miles from the centre of Norwich.
Norwich Evening News, Eastern Daily Press (Newspapers), BBC Radio Norfolk, Heart, Fold, 99.9 Radio Norwich (Radio)
Famous People from Norwich
Bernard Matthews (Founder of eponymous meat company), Ed Balls (Former Labour MP), Stephen Fry (Comedian), Myleene Klass (Singer), Delia Smith (Celebrity Chef), John Shelley (Illustrator).
Norwich City, Norwich United, Spixworth FC (Football), City of Norwich AC (Athletics), Norwich City HC, Norwich Dragons (Hockey), Yare Boat Club, Norwich Rowing Club (Rowing)
Rouen (France), Koblenz (Germany), Novi Sad (Serbia), El Viejo (Nicaragua)
Norwich experiences a temperate maritime climate, and as such does not endure extreme temperatures, and benefits from fairly evenly spread rainfall throughout the year
During the 11th century, Norwich was the largest city in England after London, and one of the most important places in the kingdom. From earliest times, Norwich was a centre of textile manufacture. Towards the end of the 18th century, in the 1780s, the manufacture of Norwich shawls became an important industry and remained so for nearly one hundred years. Norwich's geographical isolation was such that until 1845 when a railway connection was established, it was often quicker to travel to Amsterdam by boat than to London. The railway was introduced to Norwich by Morton Peto, who also built the line to Great Yarmouth. From 1808 to 1814 Norwich hosted a station in the shutter telegraph chain that connected the Admiralty in London to its naval ships in the port of Great Yarmouth. A permanent military presence was established in the city with the completion of Britannia Barracks in 1897