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London Facts & Statistics

Londonís weather is usually mild, cloudy and damp, averaging about 23 inches of rainfall a year. It is however, one of the driest parts of Britain.
Average temperatures:
Jan: 44-32 Fahrenheit/7-0 Celsius; Feb: 44-32 F/7-0 C; Mar: 49/34 F/9-1 C; Apr: 54-38 F/12-3 C; May: 61-43 F/16-6 C; Jun: 67-48 F/19-9 C; Jul: 71-52 F/22-11 C; Aug: 70-51 F/21-11 C; Sep: 65-47 F/18-8 C; Oct: 59-43 F/15-6 C; Nov: 50-27 F/10-(-3) C; Dec: 45-34 F/7-1 C.
Greater London is home to over 7 million residents, with many international migrants making it home there.
Area Geography
London is located in southeastern England along the Thames River.
County Government
London's government is composed of the Mayor, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority.
Sales or Use Tax
VAT (Value Added Tax) 17.5%.
Important Numbers
UK Operator: 100. Directory Information 192. Emergency Numbers: Dial 999 for police and medical emergencies.
Telephone Codes
The international dialing code for the United Kingdom is 44. The city code for Central London is 207 and the city code for the outer areas is 208.
Time Zone
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is used. Daylight Saving Time is observed from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.
Electrical Current
Electrical devices here run on 250 volt (50-Hz) electric current. International visitors therefore may need to use adapters or converters.
Sterling Pounds (£). Numerous money exchanges are available.

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