The independent city of Norfolk is situated in Hampton Roads in Virginia, USA. Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, the city covers an area of 249.4 sq km and has a population of around 241,000.
Norfolk enjoys a temperate climate moderated by its proximity to the Gulf Stream. Summers are warm with temperatures ranging from 31°C to 22°C, while winters are cold with temperature ranging from 8°C to 1°C.
Known as ‘The Navy Capital’, Norfolk is home to Nauticus, the National Maritime Center, located on the beautiful downtown waterfront. Owing to its location on the Elizabeth River on the bay, the city is an important seaport and one of the largest naval bases in the world.
History enthusiasts can visit the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and the Douglas MacArthur Memorial. The Chrysler Museum, which showcases the varied collection of Walter Chrysler, Jr, is a must-stop destination for car lovers.
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