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East Anglia  is the region of eastern England that lies broadly to the north of London and the Thames estuary, to the south of the Wash (the square shaped indentation in England's east coast) and to the east of the East Midlands. The region is also known, much less commonly, as the "East of England".
East Anglia consists of the following counties:
Towns and cities
Listed below are ten cities and towns of greatest interest to travellers:
East Anglia is an English-speaking region, and travellers should have little difficulty in understanding locals, who generally speak in an accent similar to that of London and most of South Eastern England. The exception to this is Norfolk, in which a strong local dialect persists.
The region is served by London Luton airport (in Bedfordshire) with regular flights from Europe, and the small international airport in Norwich. The region is best reached by air via one of the London airports
There are ferries from continental Europe to Harwich on the east coast
The region is particularly well connected in a North/South direction London, notably by the Great Eastern line linking Norwich, Ipswich and Colchester, and the main East Coast line which passes via Peterborough to Scotland, linking up . St Albans and Bedford lie on the Midland line and there is also a smaller line from London to Cambridge. Routes heading West are more limited and pass via Peterborough
Long distance bus services connect the region's major centres of population, although the convoluted road network makes them a slow option