How is the City of London governed?
London covers an area of 607 square miles with a population of over 8.5m and is administered by the Greater London Authority (GLA). Based in City Hall, the GLA is governed by the Mayor of London, currently Sadiq Khan, and the London Assembly.
Is London technically a city?
It’s not actually a city — not officially, anyhow. It includes the City of London and the City of Westminster, but the wider metropolitan area does not have a city charter. So, if you live anywhere other than Westminster or the Square Mile, you don’t technically live in a city.
What is the capital of London?
London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. It is the most populous city in the United Kingdom, with a metropolitan area of over 13 million inhabitants.
Is City of London not part of UK?
Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of London; however, the City of London is not a London borough, a status reserved for the other 32 districts (including London’s only other city, the City of Westminster).
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Is London part of the UK finance?
London’s largest industry remains finance, it is the largest financial exporter in the world which makes a significant contribution to the UK’s balance of payments. In the 2017 Global Financial Centres Index, London was ranked as having the most competitive financial center in the world.