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Suffolk is a maritime county in eastern England, bordered on the north by Norfolk, on the east by the North Sea, on the south by Essex, and on the west by Cambridgeshire. The area is 1482 square miles.

The coasts are generally low and encroached on by the sea. Much of the country is composed of low, rolling hills, a continuation of the Chilterns.

The county is divided for administrative purposes into East and West Suffolk, with capitals at Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, respectively.

Occupied in ancient times by the Iceni, Suffolk afterward was part of the Roman Flavia Caesariensis and of the Saxon East Anglia.