The city is located in the east of England on the River Cam, hosting the prestigious University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209. Visiting Cambridge is something enjoyable, as the city needs a 3-hour walk to discover the beautifulness of this city where Cambridge is definitely the best picturesque City in the country.
The area of the City extends to reach 40.7 km2 hosting a population of 118,403 according to census of April1, 2020. They are of different nationalities 67 % of whom are from Europe, 17% are from Asia or Pacific Islander, 10 % are of African origins and few are of insignificant minorities.
Cambridge means “Bridge over the River Cam”. Cam is a river runs through Cambridge to finally meet the Thames in London. The old name of Cambridge was “Granta Bridge” as the river, where the city stands on, was called long time ago “Granta”, not the “Cam”. Then the “Gr” converted to a “c” and the “nt” converted to “m”.
There are five things Cambridge is known for:
- Cambridge University. The University of Cambridge is undoubtedly the most famous thing about Cambridge
- King's College Chapel. One part of the university that is particularly popular is the chapel at King's College
- Punting and Rowing
- Scientific Discoveries
Cambridge is a good city for students to visit and study for it is overall a very safe city, when compared to other main cities inside Europe. Although it is the safest city in the UK,, it involves a number of troubles, but using your common senses could rescue you out of any problem.
The modern city of Cambridge was established in the late 8th century when the Danes settled Eastern England. They built a fortified town named a “burgh” on the region. Cambridge used to be surrounded by a ditch and an earth mound (wall).
The first decree was issued in the 12th century, declaring the region to be a town, but the modern city status was officially conferred in 1951, after which the drive of construction and development started.