geographical name \ˈche-sə-ˌpēk, ˈches-ˌpēk\

Definition of CHESAPEAKE

city SE Virginia S of Norfolk pop 222,209


geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2000: 199,184), southeastern Virginia, U.S. Located south of Norfolk, it was formed as an independent city in 1963 by the merger of Norfolk county and the city of South Norfolk. Its area of 341 sq mi (883 sq km) is one of the largest of U.S. cities. Encompassing part of Dismal Swamp, it was once the home of the Chesapeake Indians and was settled by colonists in the 1630s.


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