Nov 122008

Here is some information about Cambridge.

Cambridge is a small city in eastern England (East Anglia). The city’s area is 16 square miles or 41 square kilometres. The population in 1991, excluding students, was 91,933. In 2006 it was 117,600, including students.The University of Cambrige has more than 16,500 full-time students. More than 3,500,000 tourists visit the city each year. So there is a widely fluctuating population throughout the year.

Cambridge lies on the River Cam, a tributary of the Ouse. It is surrounded by farmland, with flat, peaty fens to the north, and chalk hills to the south. It is the county town of Cambridgeshire. Nearby towns and cities include Ely, Huntingdon, Newmarket, Bedford and Peterborough. Cambridge is about 50 miles (80 kilometres) north of London.

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