The county of Suffolk is situated in South East England and has a population of over 715,000 inhabitants. The county town is Ipswich as this is where Suffolk County Council is based. Suffolk shares borders with Essex to the south, Cambridgeshire to the west and Norfolk to the north. The county is very low lying and has very few hills. Small villages and towns are common although there are a few large towns including Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds and Felixstowe. House prices in Suffolk are lower than the national average at £203,000. The average price for a semi-detached house is £171,000 and monthly rental costs are around £726. more
The economy in Suffolk is focused on agriculture and the manufacturing of food. The soil in the county is suited to growing wheat, barley, sugar beet, oilseed rape, spring beans and linseed. The Suffolk Show is a popular, annual, agricultural show held in Ipswich and highlights the importance of agriculture in the county. Other well-known businesses in Suffolk include Greene King in Bury St Edmunds, Birds Eye in Lowestoft, the nuclear power station at Sizewell and BT has its main research and development centre in Martlesham Heath.
Suffolk welcomes 2 million tourists every year. Many visitors come to visit the quiet villages and towns dotted along the coast. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths have been classified as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Annual Aldeburgh Festival is one of the UK’s major classic music festivals and is held in Snape Maltings since 1967. Latitude festival is also popular and caters more for popular music lovers.
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|Largest County City:||Ipswich|
|Population density:||188 / km²|