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City of London

Summary Article: City of London from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide
Inner borough and autonomous district of central Greater London, England; population (2001) 7,200. A compact area, sometimes known as the Square Mile (2.59 sq km/1 sq mi), it is the financial hub of the UK and one of the world's leading centres of business and trade. The City controls the full span of London Bridge, but only half of the river Thames beneath it. It has two independent enclaves within it (Inner Temple and Middle Temple) and also controls a number of open spaces well outside its boundaries – Ashtead Common, Burnham Beeches, Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath (including Parliament Hill), Highgate Wood, Queen's Park, West Ham Park, West Wickham, and Coulsdon Common. The City is administered from the Guildhall by the Corporation of London, headed by the Lord Mayor of London. It has a unique elector...    Continue Reading
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