Norfolk, VA Overview
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 96 square miles (250 km), of which 54 square miles (140 km) is land and 42 square miles (110 km) (43.9%) is water.Norfolk is located at 36°55′N 76°12′W (36.8857° N, 76.2599° W)
The city is located at the southeastern corner of Virginia at the junction of the Elizabeth River and Chesapeake Bay. The Hampton Roads Metropolitan Statistical Area is the 37th largest in the United States, with a total population of 1,699,925 in 2012. The area includes the Virginia cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, and York, as well as the North Carolina counties of Currituck and Gates. The city of Norfolk is recognized as the central business district, while the Virginia Beach oceanside resort district and Williamsburg are primarily centers of tourism. Virginia Beach is the most populated city within the MSA though it functions more as a suburb.
In addition to extensive riverfront property, Norfolk has miles of bayfront resort property and beaches in the Willoughby Spit and Ocean View communities.
Being low-lying and largely surrounded by water, Norfolk is particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels. In addition, the land on which it is built is slowly subsiding. Some areas already flood regularly at high tide, and the city commissioned a study in 2012 to investigate how to address the issue in the future: it reported the cost of dealing with a sea-level rise of one foot would be around one billion dollars. Since then, in 2013, scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science have estimated that if current trends hold, the sea in Norfolk will rise by 5 1/2 feet or more by the end of this century.
Detailed Map of Norfolk, VA
Norfolk has a humid subtropical climate with moderate changes of seasons.
Top Things to Do in Norfolk, VA, from a Cruise Ship - Created by BoostVacations.com Staff
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The Chrysler Museum of Art is an art museum on the border between downtown and the Ghent district of Norfolk, Virginia. The museum was originally founded in 1933 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. In 1971, automotive heir, Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
Independent movie theatre located in the historical Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk, VA.
The MacArthur Memorial is a museum and research center dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the life of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. The Memorial also pays tribute to the millions of men and women who served with General MacArthur in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.
Nauticus is a maritime-themed science center and museum located on the downtown waterfront in Norfolk, Virginia. Nauticus was incorporated under the National Maritime Center Authority in February 1988. The following month, Rear Admiral Jackson Knowles Parker USN, (Ret), retired commander of Norfolk Naval Base, became the Founding Executive Director.
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Norfolk, VA - The place where life is celebrated daily
Visit Norfolk, VA for SACSA 2013
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Norfolk, VA : Follow the Water
Oceanview Tour- Norfolk VA
Oceanview Video Tour- Norfolk VA- Produced by REX Motion Media. Contact REX at 757-275-7266 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Norfolk Virginia Downtown VA
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14-08 Norfolk, VA: Streets & Highways
Follows the streets of Norfolk to I-264 East to I-64 West. FAQ's and music info can be found in the closing credits.
Landing at Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, VA
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Landing at Norfolk, VA Dusk time
This is a landing video on our last vacation for last year. Dec. 28th 2012
Tide, Light Rail, Norfolk, VA downtown, January 1, 2013
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