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Cambridge (the United Kingdom.)
Location of Cambridge in the United Kingdom

Cambridge is very old an English university city and the capital of the county of Cambridgeshire. One approximately is 80 kilometers of London and several towns and towns surround. To his it must it fame to the University of Cambridge, the one that includes the Cavendish Laboratories (denominated thus in honor to Henry Cavendish), the choir of the chapel of King's College and the Library of the University. These two last buildings excel with respect to the rest of the city.

In agreement with the 2001 census, the city has 108,863 inhabitants (of them, 22,153 are students).

The geographic location of Cambridge is latitude 52°12'N and length 0°07'E.

Chapel and patio of King's College. Vista from the Cam river.
Official Web site of King's College



It is known of the existence of slumses in the area from the time of the Roman Empire. The oldest and unobjectionable evidence of occupation of the place, a set of hunting arms, corresponds at the end of the Age of the Bronze, around the year 1000 a. of C. There are still more tests that in the Age of the Iron, a German tribe (Belgics in the text in English) was based in Castle Hill in century I A.C.

The first considerable development of the area began year 40 d.C. Castle Hill made of Cambridge a militarily strategic point, because from that place the Cam river could be watched. Also it was the point of crossing of the Route Winds, that connected Colchester, in Essex, with the cabins in Lincoln, England, and towards the north. This Roman establishment possibly denominated Durolipons.

The establishment continued being a regional center, even 350 years after the Roman occupation, around the year 400 A.C. Still the Roman walls of constructions and ways can be seen in the place.

After the game of the Romans, sajones dominated to the territories of Castle Hill and the environs. Human rest and other objects have been in the area. During the dominion of the Anglo-Saxons, Cambridge benefitted from the good commercial routes to cross marshy lands of the east of England. Nevertheless, around century VII, visitors of the neighboring city of Ely reported the serious loss undergone in the activity of Cambridge. Cambridge appears like Grantebrycge in British Chronicles. This is the oldest reference to a bridge in Cambridge.

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