Norfolk is a city in the U.S. state of Virginia in the United States of America. It is an independent city, and therefore part of no county. Norfolk is one of Virginia's largest cities.As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 234,403.
Norfolk is located on the Elizabeth River, on Hampton Roads, the world's largest natural harbor. It is a part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, officially known as the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA.
The city has a long history as a strategic military and transportation point. Norfolk is home to both the Norfolk Navy Base, the world's largest Navy Base and Norfolk Southern Corporation, one of North America's principal Class I railroads. It has many miles of riverfront and bayfront property, and is linked with its neighbors through an extensive network of Interstate highways, bridges, tunnels, and bridge-tunnel complexes.
Since the 1970s, the downtown area and waterfront has undergone substantial revitalization. It is also home to the Norfolk Tides, the top minor league affiliate of the New York Mets.
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City of NorfolkBusinesses, real estate, hotel and today's good news.
Norfolk Convention and Visitors' BureauOfficial guide showing attractions, shopping, dining and convenient selection of hotels.
Wikipedia - NorfolkInformation and statistics from Wikipedia.