City of Cambridge
City and non-metropolitan district
King's College Chapel, seen from the Backs
Cambridge shown within Cambridgeshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||East of England|
|Admin HQ||Cambridge Guildhall|
|• 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)|
|• City and non-metropolitan district||131,800 (ranked 164th)|
|• Metro||280,000  -|
|• Ethnicity (2011)||66% White British|
1.4% White Irish
15% White Other
1.7% Black British
3.2% Mixed Race
11% British Asian & Chinese
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||12UB (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
Cambridge is a city in England. It is 80 kilometres (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.
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]
- "Population on 1 January by age groups and sex - functional urban areas". Retrieved 5 June 2016.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Cambridge Local Authority (2092957699)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
- "Central Library, Cambridge". Cambridgeshire County Council. 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 12-03-2011. Check date values in: