Where is London?
On the map
The city of London is known to many. He is in a state 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 island state is located in the north-west of Europe.
Area information London
London - Capital of the UK. On the map, it is located in the south of the country. London administratively creates the region of England, called Great London, which is divided into 33 self-governing areas.
It is worth noting that London is one of the largestcities of the European Union. The area of the city is about 1580 square kilometers. Around it for several hectares is a green belt, which 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 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 has great economic, cultural and political significance for the whole of Great Britain. It is interesting that the economy of the capital occupies one-fifth of the entire economy of Great Britain.
The highest point of London above sea levelis Westerham Heights, which rises to an altitude of 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, considered the reference point of longitude).
London coordinates 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 not far from Trafalgar Square.
Now you know where London is. For other cities and countries, see Geography.