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The parliamentary seats cross over into adjacent local-government districts.

A total of 132,512 (2011 census) people live in the City of Norwich and the population of the Norwich Travel to Work Area (i.e., the self-contained labour market area in and around Norwich in which most people live and commute to work) is 282,000 (mid-2009 estimate).

Quern stones and other artefacts from Scandinavia and the Rhineland have been found during excavations in Norwich city centre. The Normans established a new focus of settlement around the Castle and the area to the west of it: this became known as the "New" or "French" borough, centred on the Normans' own market place which survives to the present day as Norwich Market.

This area extends beyond the city boundary, with extensive suburban areas on the western, northern and eastern sides, including Costessey, Taverham, Hellesdon, Bowthorpe, Old Catton, Sprowston and Thorpe St Andrew.

The magistracy in Tudor Norwich unusually found ways of managing religious discord whilst maintaining civic harmony.

The year 1549 saw an unprecedented rebellion in Norfolk.

The chief building material for the Cathedral was limestone, imported from Caen in Normandy.

To transport the building stone to the site, a canal was cut from the river (from the site of present-day Pulls Ferry), all the way up to the east wall.

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