Aspects Geographic

London, UK's capital, located in Britain, more precisely in England in the Southeast. It is located 100 km from the mouth of the Thames River, extending along its two sides. Its population is 7,465,100 inhabitants and 46% are racial minorities. Its metropolitan area is made up of 32 districts, forming a large metropolis 1579 km2.
The natural or inhabitant of London is called London.

History and Monuments

London was founded by the Romans in the first century, as these occupied the Celtic square of Londinium and transformed the city into a port of embarkation of minerals and cereals, which led to the development of a thriving agricultural and industrial region. Construction of the bridge over the River Thames, in the year 50 d. C., made it an important communications center, commercial and administrative. In the second century it was walled and even with the fall of the Roman Empire the city maintained the same economic activity to the ninth century, when it was devastated by the Vikings. Only in the reign of Edward, started in 1042, the city was able to stability and political autonomy. In 1348 it was plagued by the Black Death, which killed nearly half the population, turning the economic flourish and culturally in the reign of Elizabeth lI, with the departure of the ships to America and India in search of riches. It was then that arose in the city of London people like the playwright W. Shakespeare. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution incresse jobs and the city's population multiplied several times. The industrial dynamism remained until the First World War and the end of the 20 decade has suffered the effects of the Depression. This would be much higher with the end of World War II, with the death of 10,000 people and extensive destruction. With the cessation of conflict, reconstruction was done slowly and in 1950 most of the city had been recovered, keeping carefully the most significant buildings, such as many of the old churches and building new ones, such as the building highest in Britain, the Canary Wharf Tower, 224 m high.
The Saint Paul Cathedral is one of London city symbols and is located at the western end of the city. This has a museum that gathers the jewels of the Crown, a collection of weapons and armor. It is one of the temples used in the solemn celebrations of the royal house and where the Duke of Wellington's tomb. The Tower of London corresponds to a Norman fortress built in the eleventh century and has six towers and two gates, standing to the southeast. Westminster Abbey is the most famous church of England and is built in the Gothic style. Other iconic landmarks of London city are the Palace of Westminster, which is the Parliament building; Saint James Palace, official residence of the Prince of Wales, and Buckingham Palace, the Queen's London residence.

Aspects Tourist and Curiosities

The best-known theaters and shopping areas located themselves in West End in central London. The National Theatre and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden are. The administrative heart and government centers are following the curve of the River Thames south. Here too it is located Hyde Park - the lungs of London, which is the largest open space in town and that brings us to the residential areas of luxury, where are located the famous department stores Harrods and the Royal Albert Hall. More removed but of great historical interest are the residential districts of Greenwich and Wimbledon. The zoo is integrated into the Regent's Park, located north of the West End.
The British Museum is located in Bloomsbury and is one of the largest and most famous in the world, bringing together Egyptian, classical collections, Saxon and more recent times. This museum is located at the British Library. The Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, is dedicated to crafts and decorative objects from around the world. In the same area there are the museums of Natural History, Geology and Science. City is in the Museum of London, which is the historical retrospective of the city.


It corresponds to a major cultural and financial focus and there is in this city only a government body to all municipalities. The economy developed initially around its port activities, which currently only holds 10% of the UK commercial traffic. Its economy is based on the financial activities - the London Stock Exchange is one of the largest in the world markets; in the tourism sector; in the service, in which stand out insurance; and in the teaching sector, for 6% of jobs are concentrated in very prestigious universities, academic institutions and culture. The number of employees in industry has declined, absorbing only 10% of employment. This small percentage corresponds to tip, pharmaceutical, electronic, textile and beer products
The best option for travel in London's public transport:. Metro, bus, taxi and rail network, for forms of travel to the outskirts. Is Victoria Station departing trains to the ports of the English Channel. The links are fast and comfortable. There are several airports, all linked to the center by metro and bus, but the closest one is Heathrow, 24 km west of London. Gatwick airport is 45 km south of the city, London Luton is 48 km to the north and the northeast Stausted is, 59 km. Buses "Jetlink 747" ensure the links between them
Available on the Internet:. http://www.infopedia.pt/$ london

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