Broads, the, region, c.5,000 acres (2,023 hectares), mainly in Norfolk, E England, extending inland to Norwich from the coast. It is composed of wide, interlocking shallow lakes (broads), connected by the Waveney, Yare, and Bure rivers and several tributaries (with more than 200 mi (320 km) of navigable waterways), and includes the bordering marshes and woodlands. The Broads is a vacation center and wildlife sanctuary.
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