Administrative area: Greater London
Status: Sui generis; city and ceremonial county
Administrative headquarters: Guildhall
Roman settlement: c. 47 AD (Londinium)
Wessex resettlement: 886 AD (Lundenburh)
Subdivisions: 25 wards
• Local authority: City of London Corporation
• Lord Mayor: Fiona Woolf
• Member of Parliament: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster)
• London Assembly: John Biggs (City and East)
• Town Clerk: John Barradell
• Total: 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)
Highest elevation: 69 ft (21 m)
Lowest elevation: 0 ft (0 m)
• Total: 7,375
• Density: 6,600/sq mi (2,500/km2)
• Ethnicity: 57.5% White British, 2.4% White Irish, 0% White Gypsy or Irish Traveller, 18.6% Other White, 0.5% White & Black Caribbean, 0.5% White & Black African, 1.5% White & Asian, 1.4% Other Mixed, 2.9% Indian, 0.2% Pakistani, 3.1% Bangladeshi, 3.6% Chinese, 2.9% Other Asian, 1.3% Black African, 0.6% Black Caribbean, 0.7% Other Black, 0.9% Arab, 1.2% Other
• ONS code: 00AA, Population Ranked 325/326
Time zone: GMT (UTC0)
• Summer :(DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postcodes: EC, WC, E
Area code: 020
Patron saint: St. Paul
Police force: City of London Police
Transport for London zones: Fare zone 1; congestion charge zone
The City of London (more commonly known as “the City“) is the historical heart of the city of London, encompassing widely within the perimeter wall of London, ancient wall surrounding the ancient Roman city of Londinium . It is also the smallest administrative districts of Greater London, which, however, differs from the other 32 London Boroughs, by a sui generis status giving him both the title of “city” and ceremonial county, the user administration is unique in England.
The city, whose symbol is the griffin, includes two enclaves (Inner Temple and Middle Temple) that are not administered by the authorities of the Lord Mayor. However, they govern some parks located outside its territory.
In the early twenty-first century is a major European business district. It concentrates the headquarters of many banks, insurance companies and large multinational companies. It is also the first financial place in the world, in front of New York and Tokyo with her London Stock Exchange.
Although the city retains prestigious London attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral, it is now more recognized by the skyscrapers that were built in recent years, these crushing some old buildings survived the bombings of World War II World. Many more of these towers that are currently planned will largely continue to modify the architectural look of the place in the coming years.
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