Suffolk

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Suffolk is a county of East Anglia in eastern England. It borders Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire and is located on the North Sea coast of England. The county town is Ipswich with other large urban areas including Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and the ports of Felixstowe and Lowestoft.

The county is largely rural and has traditionally had an economy based on agriculture, with fishing, especially for herring, being important in coastal areas. Although agriculture remains important, modern industries include service industries such as insurance and tourism as well as a developing renewable energy centre based around Lowestoft. The county has a nuclear power station at Sizewell near the Victorian industrial towns of Leiston and Aldeburgh. An increasingly important tourist industry is based around attractions such as the coastline with it's wide, golden sandy beaches, bird watching at the internationally famous Minsmere centre and watersports including sailing - for example, the Thorpeness regatta attracts many entrants.

Lowestoft Ness is the easternmost point of the United Kingdom. The county is mainly flat with few major hills or mountains. It suffers from coastal flooding and erosion along the coast. Major rivers include the Orwell, Deben and Waveney.

A number of locations in other parts of the world are named after Suffolk or it's towns. For example, Suffolk is the name of a part of Long Island in New York City.

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