FOREIGNER IN BRITAIN

By María José García.

LONDON

London is the capital and most popular city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain. London is a leading global city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transport.
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OXFORD

Oxford is a city in the South East of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. With a population of 159,994 it is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom, and one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse.


The city is known worldwide as the home of the Universiy of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Buildings in Oxford demonstrate notable examples of every English architectural period since the late Saxon period. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold.

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CARDIFF

Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the UIK. The city is the country's chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly of Wales.


Since the 1980s, Cardiff has seen significant development. A new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay contains the Senedd building, home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millenium Centre arts complex.

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EDINBURGH

It's the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 local government council areas It's also Scotland's second more popular city and the seventh most populous in the UK.


Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the monarchy in Scotland and it's also home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery.


The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582 and now one of four in the city, was placed 17th in the QS World Unniversity Rankings in 2013 and 2014.The city is also famous for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the latter being the world's largest annual international arts festival.


Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfrias and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town, built in the 18th century.

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