East Anglia is a second level region in the UK, which makes up one of three parts of the East of England (the first level region). Its name comes from a Germanic tribe called the 'Angles', who settled in the area during the post-Roman period.
The region is made up of the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, as well as Peterborough's unitary authority, and covers an area of 12,561 square kilometres.
Historically, the region's economy has been based around agriculture, and Norfolk is still the UK's largest producer of potatoes. Today there are a wide range of employment opportunities available in East Anglia, and recruitment agencies will be able to connect job seekers and employers in the area.
Companies with bases employing large number of staff in the Norwich area include Heinz UK, the Jeyes Group, Colman's, Britvic, Bernard Matthews Farms, Multitone Electronics and Kinnerton Confectionery, which makes 6000 tonnes of chocolate annually. The town of Newmarket in Suffolk is well known as the hub of the British horse racing industry.
Cambridge is famous for its 'Silicon Fen' area, which contains a number of science parks for electronics and biochemistry companies, including ARM Holdings and the European Bioinformatics Institute.