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London

  1. 1. London Jordan Baroody
  2. 2. History and Culture <ul><li>Established by Romans around 36 A.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol of Roman Britannia </li></ul><ul><li>Abandoned after the fall of the Roman Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Following the fall of Rome, Anglo-Saxons took control of the London area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Coins from an early </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>London Mint </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. History and Culture <ul><li>Anglo Saxons converted to Christianity and St. Paul’s Cathedral was built </li></ul>
  4. 4. History and Culture <ul><li>In 1066 B.C. the Battle of Hastings took place </li></ul><ul><li>The Duke of Normandy was crowned King of England and made London his capitol </li></ul>
  5. 5. History and Culture <ul><li>By 1831 London was the largest city in the world </li></ul><ul><li>England was the most powerful country in the world </li></ul>
  6. 6. Characteristics <ul><li>Central Business District: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Divided into 32 districts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District of London and Canary Wharf are the central business areas </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Characteristics <ul><li>Zoning and Urban Patterns: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Made up of many different subdivisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Together it is called Greater London </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greater London is split between Inner London and Outer London </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grew because of urban sprawl spreading from the original City of London </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Location <ul><li>Absolute Location: 51°30′28″N 00°07′41″W </li></ul><ul><li>Relative Location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site and Situation: northern, eastern and western hemispheres, UK is Europe's largest island. Located off the northwestern coastline of continental Europe, the country is bordered by Ireland, the Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, Irish Sea, North Sea and English Channel. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Demographics <ul><li>7.5 million inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>5 million of working age and older </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2.5 million are women </li></ul></ul><ul><li>45% of workforce under 35 years old </li></ul>
  10. 11. Demographics <ul><li>Race and Ethnicity: </li></ul><ul><li>69.4% White </li></ul><ul><li>13.1% Asian: </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese, Indian, Pakistani and other South Asian countries </li></ul><ul><li>10.7% Black </li></ul><ul><li>6.8% other </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: </li></ul><ul><li>58.2% Christian </li></ul><ul><li>15.8% No religion </li></ul><ul><li>8.5% Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>4.1% Hindus </li></ul><ul><li>2.1% Jews </li></ul><ul><li>11.5% other </li></ul>
  11. 12. Infrastructure <ul><li>Industries: </li></ul><ul><li>-Tourism Industry is largest in London (Tertiary Sector) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employs over 350,000 full time workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism brings in around £15 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd most visited city after Paris </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Port of London is the 2 nd largest Industry (Secondary Sector) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handles 53 million tons of cargo each year </li></ul></ul>Port of London Authority Building
  12. 13. Infrastructure <ul><li>Transportation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Railways- London Underground </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buses- Red Double Decker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transports tourists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air- 5 major airports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>London Heathrow Airport is the busiest in the world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>British Airways </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. City Classification <ul><li>Hierarchy: 1 st order </li></ul><ul><li>City Type: Medieval City </li></ul><ul><li>Primate City </li></ul><ul><li>Wallerstein’s Theory: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>London is located in a Core country </li></ul></ul>

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