Education in London
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 (Main entrance of Royal Holloway, a college of the University of London) Welcoming number of universities and other higher education institutions, London has about 378,000 students and is a major center for research and development. Most primary and secondary schools … Read More

Lines of communication and transport in London
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 (Paddington, one of the 14 stations in London, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paddington_Station_rush_hour.jpg) Transport is one of the four areas of competence of the Mayor of London although its financial control is quite limited and it has no control over the rail network (but … Read More

Economy of London
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 (Bishopsgate in the City of London) By GDP, London is in 2005 the sixth city in the world and second in Europe after Paris. Greater London makes about 20% of UK GDP, and the London metropolitan area about a third. … Read More

London’s demography
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London has always been a major population center. At the time, city, urban area and most populous urban area in the United Kingdom, it was also the most populous in Europe and the world before experiencing a slight decline. Population … Read More

London Policy and Administration
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(City Hall, headquarters of the Greater London Authority, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:City_hall_london.jpg) Local administration London management is done on two levels: at the level of the city, under the authority of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and at a local level within the … Read More

Short history of London
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London in Roman times The regions around London (now within the boundaries of Greater London) seem to have been inhabited by Britons islanders since prehistoric times, but no archaeological evidence has been unearthed in north of London bridge, where the … Read More

London urbanization
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 (Example of Victorian architecture in Gothic style in London, St. Pancras station, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StPancrasMidlandHotel.jpg) The population density varies greatly in London. The center brings together many jobs while the outskirts of the city includes residential areas more or less densely populated, … Read More

London geography
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Relief and hydrography   (London from Primrose Hill, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:London_from_Primrose_Hill_May_2013.jpg) Greater London is located 50 km west of the Thames Estuary and extends over an area of 579 km2 (37th worldwide). The altitude there varies from sea level to 245 m … Read More

Definition and limits of London
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(Location of Greater London, England, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EnglandLondon.png) The common name London may appoint several different geographical or administrative units, which can sometimes lead to confusion. The most common use refers to the Greater London, one of the nine regional subdivisions of … Read More

London metropolitan area
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 (The London Travel to Work Area in 2001 (dark blue), with the administrative boundary of Greater London shown, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:London_TTWA_2001.png) The London Metropolitan area (Southeast metropolitan area, or London commuter belt) means the area located around the Greater London for which … Read More

Universities and higher education colleges in London
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 (The Senate House, the headquarters of the federal University of London) London has one of the highest concentrations of universities in the UK: there are a total of 28 universities and colleges accredited in London, with a student population significantly … Read More

London Stock Exchange merges with Deutsche Boerse by the end of 2016 or early in 2017
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 (Paternoster Square; the LSE occupies the building that takes up much of the right side of this picture.) Founded: 1801 Owner: London Stock Exchange Group Monnaie: GBP Indices: FTSE 100 Index, FTSE 250 Indexm FTSE 350 Indexm FTSE SmallCap Index, … Read More

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