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Peanut Capital of the World
It's a Good Time to be in Suffolk

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.

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23432, 23433, 23434, 23435, 23436, 23437, 23438, 23439

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Suffolk is approximately 84,585 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,011 (1990), 30868 (2010).

The amount of land area in Suffolk is 1036.205 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Suffolk is 400 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 75.147 sq kilometers.
The distance from Suffolk to Washington DC is 153 miles. The distance to the Virginia state capital is 74 miles. (as the crow flies)
Suffolk is positioned 36.70 degrees north of the equator and 76.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Suffolk elevation is 39 feet above sea level.
Suffolk per capita income is $25,587 (2009).
Suffolk median income is $57,083 (2009).

The Suffolk median home price is $249,100 (2009).

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Suffolk location: in southeastern Virginia, about four miles from Portsmouth and about 22 miles from Norfolk. Suffolk is an independent city, not associated with any county. It is in what is known as the Hampton Roads region. Other nearby communities include Windsor, Smithfield, Chesapeake, Franklin, Ivor and Rushmere.

Here is a map page for Suffolk.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Suffolk is moderate with all four season represented. Take a look at the current weather in Suffolk.
Suffolk average annual precipitation is 48.7 inches per year.
Suffolk average annual snowfall is 1.0 inches per year.
Suffolk average temperature is 59.3 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 49.3 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 69.4 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 43.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 77 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Suffolk history:

Suffolk was founded in 1742 and named for Suffolk County in England, the home of Governor, William Gooch. It had previously been known as Constant's Warehouse. Though suffering through trials, such as its burning by the British in 1779, Suffolk continued to thrive. It became an official city in 1910 and then, on 1 January 1974, became even larger when nearby towns of Holland and Whaleyville and the County of Nansemond consolidated to form the new City of Suffolk. The city is Virginia's largest city in area.

Known as the Peanut Capital of the world, Suffolk is home to Planters Nut and Chocolate Company which was founded here in 1912 by Amedeo Obici.

Here is a timeline history page for Suffolk. Also try this history page for Suffolk. Learn more about prominent people who have lived in Suffolk, including Amedeo Obici. This page has a number of good pictures of most of these people.
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Suffolk attractions:

This page lists just some of the things to see and do in Suffolk.

Suffolk Suffolk Tourism
524 North Main Street

Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: 757-514-4130
Toll Free: 1 - 8 6 6 - S E E - S U F K

Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum
This building was erected in 1885, but destroyed by fire in 1996. It has now been restored and houses many displays and an HO scale model railroad including historical buildings from the past.
326 N. Main St
Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: 757-923-4750

Suffolk Peanut Festival
Held each year in October
Try a Peanut Butter Sculpture or a demolition derby among many other attractions at this fun festival.

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Economy & Industry

Suffolk economy:

Suffolk Department of Economic Development
440 Market Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: 757-514-4040
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