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City of Cambridge
City and non-metropolitan district
King's College Chapel, seen from the Backs
King's College Chapel, seen from the Backs
Cambridge shown within Cambridgeshire
Cambridge shown within Cambridgeshire
Coordinates: 52°12′18″N 0°07′08″E / 52.205°N 0.119°E / 52.205; 0.119
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Country  England
Region East of England
Ceremonial county Template:Country data Cambridgeshire
Admin HQ Cambridge Guildhall
Founded 1st century
City status 1951
 • Type Non-metropolitan district, city
 • Governing body Cambridge City Council
 • Mayor George Pippas (LD)
 • MPs: Daniel Zeichner (L)
Heidi Allen (C)
 • City and non-metropolitan district 40.7 km2 (15.71 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2005 est.)
 • City and non-metropolitan district 131,800 (ranked 164th)
 • Metro

280,000 [1]

 • Ethnicity (2011)[2] 66% White British
1.4% White Irish
15% White Other
1.7% Black British
3.2% Mixed Race
11% British Asian & Chinese
1.6% other
Demonym(s) Cantabrigian
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postcode CB1 – CB5
Area code(s) 01223
ONS code 12UB (ONS)
E07000008 (GSS)
OS grid reference TL450588

Cambridge is a city in England. It is 50 miles north of London. The city is famous for its university, the University of Cambridge, which is thought to be one of the best universities in the world. The university has a hospital (Addenbrooke's Hospital), laboratory (Cavendish Laboratory), chapel (King's College Chapel) and library (Cambridge University Library). There is also a Central Library in Cambridge, on the first floor of the Grand Arcade, St Andrew's Street.[3]

There are 108,863 people living in Cambridge, of which 22,153 are students. There are lots of smaller towns and villages around Cambridge.

The city has lots of parks and is next to the river Cam - the city's name "Cambridge" means "bridge over the Cam."

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population on 1 January by age groups and sex - functional urban areas". Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  2. Template:NOMIS2011
  3. "Central Library, Cambridge". Cambridgeshire County Council. 2011. Retrieved 12-03-2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)