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The City of London is a district of London.It is often referred to as the City (often written on maps as "City") or the Square Mile, as it is just over one square mile (1.12 sq mi/2.90 km2) in area. These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom's financial services industry, which continues a notable history of being based in the City.

The City is today a major business and financial centre, ranking as the leading centre of global finance throughout the 19th century, the City served as the world's primary business centre, and continues to be a major meeting point for businesses to this day.The City has a resident population of about 7,000 (Census, 2011) but around 316,700 people work there, mainly in the financial services sector.

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