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London - United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom

London By The Numbers:
Area: 1572 sq km / 607 sq mi

Population: 7.5 million (city); 13.9 million (metropolitan)

Average January temp: 6 °C / 43 °F

Average July temp: 19 °C / 66 °F

Annual rainfall: 583.6 mm / 22.98 in

Spoken languages in London: 300

Licensed taxis: 18,000

Quick Facts:
Time zone: GMT

Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz; square three-pin plugs are standard

Country dialing code: +44

Did You Know?
The Great London Fire of 1666 started in a bakery on Pudding Lane. Rumor has it, that the owner, Thomas Farynor, oversaw some blaze in the oven.

“The Tube”, London's subway system, is the world's oldest, and also one of the largest. In addition, it is also one of the most unreliable means of transport. Frequently, Londoners are faced with closed lines due to construction work.

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