Norwich City is located on River Wensum in East Anglia that is situated 161 km northeast of London. During the period of 11th century, it was the largest city in England. According to 2011 census, it had a population of 213,166. The area extends beyond the boundary of the city including Taverham, Hellesdon, Old Catton, Thorpe St Andrew, Sprowston and Costessey. Norwich is the fourth most populated district in East of England with a population of 3480 per sq km.
This town started as a small Anglo-Saxon settlement in Norfolk. Norwich was located on the river so it grew into a town. Earlier it was known as North Wic, and term Norwich was first coined in the 10th century. In the medieval period, the primary industry in Norwich was wool and leather manufacturing. In 1500 the population of Norwich was 10000 which makes it one of the largest town in England. The population increased in the 17th century to about 25000. Later various industries grew in Norwich like printing, engineering, finance and electronics. Tourism also becomes an important industry. Norwich is still thriving in the 21st century. Now the population is 140,000.
Norwich City has 56 primary schools that include 16 academies and free schools. Independent schools of Norwich include Norwich High School for Girls and Norwich School. The University of East Anglia and the Norwich University of Arts is located in Norwich. The student population of the city is around 15000. The University of East Anglia is located on outskirts of the city. This university has various well known creative programmes. The Norwich University of Arts was established in 1845 to provide designers for local industries. Norwich has three more education colleges for higher education.
Norwich is the safe city with less crime rate. Norwich has vast and healthy youth population. Many students who come to study here contribute to a good environment of this town. The Proper combination of young people and safety make it a better place to visit.
Norwich has six theatres and two dedicated puppet theatres in the UK. Norwich Theatre Royal is stunning, and it is renovated recently. It plays host to wide range of theatres like comedy, musical and kids shows. The city has a rich heritage and rich literary culture. Divine Love written by Julian of Norwich was the first book written by an English Woman in 1395. It has also become an official city of refuge, and UNESCO named it the sixth city of literature in 2012.