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Is London the capital city of Britain or a cosmopolitan city with no specific character?

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not officially speaking

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and also of England.

    Great Britain is the name of the island on which stands England, Wales and Scotland.

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  • 4 years ago

    Since everyone seems so confused: Britain is the historical term for the lands conquered by the Romans, which consisted of England, Wales and only a small part of southern Scotland. Colchester was the original capital during this time period, but Londinium later became the capital due to the strategic position on the Thames River. And Londinium became London in modern day. There is no modern day capital of Britain, because it's not a country. Great Britain is the name of the island that includes England, Scotland and Wales. The UK is a country that consists of the autonomous regions of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Thus the full name being the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland do not fit the definition of a country on their own, but the UK does. The British Isles is the name of the geographic region that includes the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as tons of small islands like the Isle of Man that aren't part of the UK. London is the unofficial capital of the UK (there is no official one), although each of the autonomous regions has its own capital. England - London Scotland - Edinburgh (not Glasgow!! the Parliament building is in Edinburgh) Wales - Cardiff Northern Ireland - Belfast And the capital of Ireland is Dublin.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Actually the city of London is the capital city for England. Great Britain is a island of England and Scotland. United Kingdom is a kingdom of the countries of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England.

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  • 5 years ago

    well some people might not know this but London is the capital but if London got bombed or anything like where you would not aloud to go back to London like radiation poison then Edinburgh will be capital because Edinburgh is a back up capital just in case anything bad happens to London

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  • 9 years ago

    Capital

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  • 9 years ago

    London is the capital of England and the UK . Some parts may be considered cosmopolitan but large areas are slum ghettos filled with foreigners .

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It is the capital of the UK/England and the banking capital of the world, it won't be any more though...

    Other capitals -

    Scotland - Edinburgh

    Wales - Cardiff

    Northern Ireland - Belfast

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  • 9 years ago

    It's the Capital of Britain. Technology Scotland to but they like to believe there capital is still Edinburgh.

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  • cunny
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    9 years ago

    London is the capital of England and the centre of government

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  • capital and cosmospolitan city

    It is the second largest city in europe (moscow is the largest)

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