Cambridge – Quick Facts

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

Facts:

Time zone: GMT

Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz; square three-pin plugs are standard

Country code: +44

Area Code: 1223

3,000 bike were reported stolen between April 2005 and March 2006.

Did you know?

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.

You are not allowed to play tennis in the streets of Cambridge by law.

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