Cambridge by the Numbers:
Population: 120,000 ( city ); 130,000 ( metropolitan )
Elevation: 49 m / 161 ft
Average Rainfall: 53 cm / 21 in
Average Snowfall: 25 cm / 9.8 in
Average January temperature: 2°C / 36°F
Average July temperature: 16°C / 61°F
Time zone: GMT
Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz; square three-pin plugs are standard
Country code: +44
Area Code: 1223
Cambridge University was established in 1209. King’s College Chapel, built by King Henry VI in 1446, is one of the University’s most impressive landmarks.
One of the most famous rock’n’roll bands of all time formed in Cambridge: Pink Floyd. Syd Barrett was brought up in the city. Roger Waters, the other co-founder, later went to Cambridgeshire High School for Boys with him.
Oliver Cromwell is buried in an unmarked grave close to the doors of the Sidney Sussex College Chapel