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London Country: United Kingdom
London By The Numbers:
Area: 607 sq mi / 1572 sq km Population: 7.5 million (metropolitan area) Average January temp: 6 degrees C / 43 degrees F Average July temp: 19 degrees C / 66 degrees F Annual rainfall: 583.6 mm / 22.98 in More than 300 languages are spoken in London 18,000 licenced taxis (black cabs)
Time zone: GMT Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz; square three-pin plugs are standard Country dialing code: 44
Did You Know?
A boy throwing a match into hay inside a bakery started the Great London Fire in 1666.
London is a sprawling capital city of dynamic interconnected districts (villages) that combined act as the political and cultural centre of Great Britain. The ultra modish urban playground located in southeastern England continues to shed its ancient stereotypes and pave the way for new trends in theatre, music, finance and, yes, even gastronomy.