Cambridge

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Cambridge
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
RegionEast of England
Ceremonial countyTemplate:Country data Cambridgeshire
Admin HQCambridge Guildhall
Founded1st century
City status1951
Government
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district, city
 • Governing bodyCambridge City Council
 • MayorGeorge Pippas (LD)
 • MPs:Daniel Zeichner (L)
Heidi Allen (C)
Area
 • City and non-metropolitan district40.7 km2 (15.71 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population (2005 est.)
 • City and non-metropolitan district131,800 (ranked 164th)
 • Metro280,000 [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 zoneGreenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST)BST (UTC+1)
PostcodeCB1 – CB5
Area code(s)01223
ONS code12UB (ONS)
E07000008 (GSS)
OS grid referenceTL450588
Websitewww.cambridge.gov.uk

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)