Norwich is the fourth most densely populated local-government district in the East of England, with 3,480 people per square kilometre (8,993 per square mile).
It is possible that three separate early Anglo-Saxon settlements, one on the north of the river and two either side on the south, joined together as they grew or that one Anglo-Saxon settlement, on the north of the river, emerged in the mid-7th century after the abandonment of the previous three.
The ancient city was a thriving centre for trade and commerce in East Anglia in 1004 AD when it was raided and burnt by Swein Forkbeard the Viking king of Denmark.
Mercian coins and shards of pottery from the Rhineland dating from the 8th century suggest that long-distance trade was happening long before this.
is a city on the River Wensum in East Anglia and lies about 100 miles (160 km) north east from London.
It is the regional administrative centre for East Anglia and county town of Norfolk.
During the 11th century, Norwich was the largest city in England after London and one of the most important places in the kingdom.
Until the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was the capital of the most populous county in England.
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 parliamentary seats cross over into adjacent local government districts.