Where is London located?

Elena Melnichenko
Elena Melnichenko
April 2, 2015
Where is London located?

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The city of London is known to many. It is located in a country that is of great importance in the economic and political life of the whole world - in Great Britain (the full name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

This state-island is located in the north-west of Europe.

London location

London - Capital of the UK. On the map it is located in the south of the country. Administratively, London creates a region of England called the Greater London, which is divided into 33 self-governing areas.

It is worth noting that London is one of the largest cities in the European Union. The area of ​​the city is approximately 1,580 square kilometers. Around him for several hectares there is a belt of greenery that does not allow the city to spread. According to estimates for 2013, the population of London is about eight and a half million people.

The city is located in the plain of the London basin. The North Sea is located very close to London. And the city itself lies at the mouth of the River Thames.Located in the south-east of the country, London is of great economic, cultural and political importance for the whole of Great Britain. Interestingly, the economy of the capital occupies one fifth of the entire UK economy.

The highest point in London above sea level is Westerham Heights, which rises up to 245 meters. This point is located in the southeastern part of the city. On the world map, you can see that London lies on the zero meridian, which is often called the Greenwich meridian (its name is borrowed from the Greenwich Observatory, which is considered the starting point of longitude).

Coordinates of London are calculated conditionally. It is believed that the city center is located at the intersection of Charing Cross and Eleanor Cross. The intersection is located near Trafalgar Square.

Now you know where London is.

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