Definition/Scope: Founded in 1682 as Norfolk Towne, Norfolk hosts the world’s largest naval base, the North American Headquarters for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), the region’s international airport and is one of the busiest international ports on the East Coast of the United States. Norfolk is home to the Port Authority, Norfolk-Southern Railway, the Virginia Symphony, Old Dominion University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University, Tides baseball and the Admirals hockey teams. It has seven miles of Chesapeake Bay beachfront and a total of 144 miles of shoreline along their lakes, rivers and the Bay.
Broader Terms:US Navy
Narrower Terms:Defense Distribution Center
Related Terms:U.S. Navy Sea-Air-Land teams