London

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    clockwise from top: city of london in the foreground with canary wharf in the far background, trafalgar square, london eye, tower bridge and a london underground roundel in front of elizabeth tower
    london is located in the united kingdom
    london
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    london is located in europe
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    london is located in earth
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    coordinates: 51°30′26″n 0°7′39″w / 51°30′26″n 0°7′39″w / 51.50722; -0.12750utc+1 (british summer time)
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    london is the capital and largest city of england and of the united kingdom.[7][8] standing on the river thames in the south-east of england, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the north sea, london has been a major settlement for two millennia. londinium was founded by the romans.[9] the city of london, london's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the square mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits.[10][11][12][13][14][note 1] the city of westminster is also an inner london borough holding city status. greater london is governed by the mayor of london and the london assembly.[15][note 2][16]

    london is considered to be one of the world's most important global cities[17][18][19] and has been termed the world's most powerful,[20] most desirable,[21] most influential,[22] most visited,[23] most expensive,[24][25] innovative,[26] sustainable,[27] most investment friendly,[28] and most popular for work[29] city. london exerts a considerable impact upon the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation.[30][31] london ranks 26th out of 300 major cities for economic performance.[32] it is one of the largest financial centres[33] and has either the fifth or the sixth largest metropolitan area gdp.[note 3][34][35][36][37][38] it is the most-visited city as measured by international arrivals[39] and has the busiest city airport system as measured by passenger traffic.[40] it is the leading investment destination,[41][42][43][44] hosting more international retailers[45][46] and ultra high-net-worth individuals[47][48] than any other city. london's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in europe,[49] and london is home to highly ranked institutions such as imperial college london in natural and applied sciences, the london school of economics in social sciences, and the comprehensive university college london and king's college london.[50][51][52] in 2012, london became the first city to have hosted three modern summer olympic games.[53]

    london has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region.[54] its estimated mid-2018 municipal population (corresponding to greater london) was 8,908,081,[4] the third most populous of any city in europe[55] and accounts for 13.4% of the uk population.[56] london's urban area is the third most populous in europe, after moscow and paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census.[57] the population within the london commuter belt is the most populous in europe with 14,040,163 inhabitants in 2016.[note 4][3][58] london was the world's most populous city from c. 1831 to 1925.[59]

    london contains four world heritage sites: the tower of london; kew gardens; the site comprising the palace of westminster, westminster abbey, and st margaret's church; and the historic settlement in greenwich where the royal observatory, greenwich defines the prime meridian (0° longitude) and greenwich mean time.[60] other landmarks include buckingham palace, the london eye, piccadilly circus, st paul's cathedral, tower bridge, trafalgar square and the shard. london has numerous museums, galleries, libraries and sporting events. these include the british museum, national gallery, natural history museum, tate modern, british library and west end theatres.[61] the london underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.

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London
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Clockwise from top: City of London in the foreground with Canary Wharf in the far background, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, Tower Bridge and a London Underground roundel in front of Elizabeth Tower
London is located in the United Kingdom
London
London
Location within the United Kingdom
London is located in Europe
London
London
Location within Europe
London is located in Earth
London
London
Location within Earth
Coordinates: 51°30′26″N 0°7′39″W / 51°30′26″N 0°7′39″W / 51.50722; -0.12750UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode areas
Area codes
PoliceCity of London
Metropolitan
Fire and rescueLondon
AmbulanceLondon
AirportsHeathrow (LHR)
City (LCY)
Outside London:
Gatwick (LGW)
Stansted (STN)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)
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London is the capital and largest city of England and of the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans.[9] The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits.[10][11][12][13][14][note 1] The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.[15][note 2][16]

London is considered to be one of the world's most important global cities[17][18][19] and has been termed the world's most powerful,[20] most desirable,[21] most influential,[22] most visited,[23] most expensive,[24][25] innovative,[26] sustainable,[27] most investment friendly,[28] and most popular for work[29] city. London exerts a considerable impact upon the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation.[30][31] London ranks 26th out of 300 major cities for economic performance.[32] It is one of the largest financial centres[33] and has either the fifth or the sixth largest metropolitan area GDP.[note 3][34][35][36][37][38] It is the most-visited city as measured by international arrivals[39] and has the busiest city airport system as measured by passenger traffic.[40] It is the leading investment destination,[41][42][43][44] hosting more international retailers[45][46] and ultra high-net-worth individuals[47][48] than any other city. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe,[49] and London is home to highly ranked institutions such as Imperial College London in natural and applied sciences, the London School of Economics in social sciences, and the comprehensive University College London and King's College London.[50][51][52] In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted three modern Summer Olympic Games.[53]

London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region.[54] Its estimated mid-2018 municipal population (corresponding to Greater London) was 8,908,081,[4] the third most populous of any city in Europe[55] and accounts for 13.4% of the UK population.[56] London's urban area is the third most populous in Europe, after Moscow and Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census.[57] The population within the London commuter belt is the most populous in Europe with 14,040,163 inhabitants in 2016.[note 4][3][58] London was the world's most populous city from c. 1831 to 1925.[59]

London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement in Greenwich where the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time.[60] Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard. London has numerous museums, galleries, libraries and sporting events. These include the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres.[61] The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.

Other Languages
Acèh: London
Адыгэбзэ: Лондон
адыгабзэ: Лондон
Afrikaans: Londen
Akan: London
Alemannisch: London
አማርኛ: ለንደን
Ænglisc: Lunden
Аҧсшәа: Лондан
العربية: لندن
aragonés: Londres
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܠܘܢܕܘܢ
Արեւմտահայերէն: Լոնտոն
armãneashti: Londra
arpetan: Londro
asturianu: Londres
Avañe'ẽ: Lóndyre
авар: Лондон
Aymar aru: London
azərbaycanca: London
تۆرکجه: لندن
Bali: London
bamanankan: London
বাংলা: লন্ডন
Bân-lâm-gú: Lûn-tun
Basa Banyumasan: London
башҡортса: Лондон
беларуская: Лондан
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Лёндан
भोजपुरी: लंदन
Bikol Central: Londres
Bislama: London
български: Лондон
Boarisch: London
བོད་ཡིག: ལོན་ཊོན།
bosanski: London
brezhoneg: Londrez
буряад: Лондон
català: Londres
Чӑвашла: Лондон
Cebuano: London
čeština: Londýn
Chavacano de Zamboanga: London
Chi-Chewa: London
chiShona: London
corsu: Londra
Cymraeg: Llundain
dansk: London
davvisámegiella: London
Deitsch: London
Deutsch: London
dolnoserbski: London
डोटेली: लण्डन
eesti: London
Ελληνικά: Λονδίνο
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Lòndra
эрзянь: Лондон ош
español: Londres
Esperanto: Londono
estremeñu: Londri
euskara: Londres
eʋegbe: London
فارسی: لندن
Fiji Hindi: London
føroyskt: London
français: Londres
Frysk: Londen
Fulfulde: London
Gaeilge: Londain
Gaelg: Lunnin
Gagauz: London
Gàidhlig: Lunnainn
galego: Londres
ГӀалгӀай: Лондон
贛語: 倫敦
ગુજરાતી: લંડન
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: London
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Lùn-tûn
한국어: 런던
Hausa: Landan
Hawaiʻi: Lākana
հայերեն: Լոնդոն
हिन्दी: लंदन
hornjoserbsce: London
hrvatski: London
Ido: London
Igbo: London
Ilokano: Londres
Bahasa Indonesia: London
interlingua: London
Interlingue: London
Ирон: Лондон
isiZulu: ILondon
íslenska: London
italiano: Londra
עברית: לונדון
Jawa: London
Kabɩyɛ: Lɔndrɩ
kalaallisut: London
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಲಂಡನ್
къарачай-малкъар: Лондон
ქართული: ლონდონი
kaszëbsczi: Londin
қазақша: Лондон
kernowek: Loundres
Kiswahili: London
коми: Лондон
Kreyòl ayisyen: Lonn
kriyòl gwiyannen: Lonn
kurdî: London
Кыргызча: Лондон
кырык мары: Лондон
Ladino: Londra
лакку: Лондон
لۊری شومالی: لندن
Latina: Londinium
latviešu: Londona
Lëtzebuergesch: London
лезги: Лондон
lietuvių: Londonas
Ligure: Londra
Limburgs: Londe
lingála: Lóndɛlɛ
Lingua Franca Nova: London
Livvinkarjala: London
la .lojban.: london
lumbaart: Lundra
magyar: London
मैथिली: लन्डन
македонски: Лондон
Malagasy: London
മലയാളം: ലണ്ടൻ
Malti: Londra
Māori: Rānana
मराठी: लंडन
მარგალური: ლონდონი
مصرى: لندن
مازِرونی: لندن
Bahasa Melayu: London
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Lùng-dŭng
Mirandés: Londres
монгол: Лондон
မြန်မာဘာသာ: လန်ဒန်မြို့
Dorerin Naoero: London
Na Vosa Vakaviti: Lodoni
Nederlands: Londen
Nedersaksies: Londen
नेपाली: लण्डन
नेपाल भाषा: लन्दन
日本語: ロンドン
Napulitano: Londra
нохчийн: Лондон
Nordfriisk: London
Norfuk / Pitkern: London
norsk: London
norsk nynorsk: London
Nouormand: Londres
Novial: London
occitan: Londres
олык марий: Лондон
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଲଣ୍ଡନ
Oromoo: Landan
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: London
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਲੰਡਨ
پنجابی: لندن
Papiamentu: London
پښتو: لندن
Patois: Landan
Перем Коми: Лондон
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ទីក្រុងឡុង
Picard: Londe
Piemontèis: Londra
Tok Pisin: Landen
Plattdüütsch: London
polski: Londyn
Ποντιακά: Λονδίνο
português: Londres
Qaraqalpaqsha: London
qırımtatarca: London
Ripoarisch: London
română: Londra
romani čhib: London
rumantsch: Londra
Runa Simi: London
русиньскый: Лондон
русский: Лондон
саха тыла: Лондон
Gagana Samoa: Lonetona
संस्कृतम्: लन्डन्
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱞᱚᱱᱰᱚᱱ
sardu: Londra
Scots: Lunnon
Seeltersk: London
Sesotho: London
shqip: Londra
sicilianu: Londra
සිංහල: ලන්ඩන්
Simple English: London
سنڌي: لنڊن
slovenčina: Londýn
slovenščina: London
словѣньскъ / ⰔⰎⰑⰂⰡⰐⰠⰔⰍⰟ: Лондонъ
ślůnski: Lůndůn
Soomaaliga: London
کوردی: لەندەن
Sranantongo: London
српски / srpski: Лондон
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: London
Sunda: London
suomi: Lontoo
svenska: London
Tagalog: Londres
தமிழ்: இலண்டன்
Taqbaylit: London
tarandíne: Londre
татарча/tatarça: Лондон
తెలుగు: లండన్
tetun: Londres
тоҷикӣ: Лондон
Türkçe: Londra
Türkmençe: London
Twi: London
удмурт: Лондон
українська: Лондон
اردو: لندن
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: London
vèneto: Łondra
vepsän kel’: London
Tiếng Việt: Luân Đôn
Volapük: London
Võro: London
walon: Londe
文言: 倫敦
West-Vlams: Londn
Winaray: London
Wolof: Londar
吴语: 伦敦
ייִדיש: לאנדאן
Yorùbá: Lọndọnu
粵語: 倫敦
Zazaki: Londra
Zeêuws: Londen
žemaitėška: Londons
中文: 伦敦