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Norfolk County, Ontario
Norfolk's history has been closely associated with that of the neighbouring Haldimand County. Norfolk was first created as a county in 1792. In 1800, Haldimand was formed from a portion of Norfolk. The two counties were separate until 1974, when they were reunited as the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk.
In 2001, the counties were separated again. Although they both retain the name "county" for historical reasons, each is governed as a single municipality, with no formal level of government below that of the county, and thus neither is a true county.
In January 2005, the county unveiled a new coat of arms which included natural symbols associated with the county: Hooded Warblers, a Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) and an Eastern Dogwood flower.
Demographics of Norfolk County (according to Statistics Canada 2001 census)
Area: 1606.95 sq. km.
Pop. Density: 37.95 people per sq. km.
Growth Rate (1996-2001): 0.5%
Total Private Dwellings: 25359
Median income of persons of age 15 or older: 20,429
Average earnings of all persons with earnings: 27,805
- Protestant: 55.0%
- Catholic: 25.3%
- No religious affiliation: 16.8%
- Christian (no denomination specified): 2.0%
- (Religions with less than 1% are not listed here.)
Mayor: Rita Kalmbach
Communities in Norfolk
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