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Encyclopedia > Port of London

The Port of London lies along the banks of the River Thames in London, England. Length 346 km Elevation of the source 110 m Average discharge  ? m³/s Area watershed 12935 km² Origin Kemble Mouth North Sea Basin countries England This article is about the River Thames in southern England. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion...


Technically the Port of London consists of all the tidal portion of the River Thames from Margate on the south coast, and Clacton-on-Sea on the north, through to Teddington, a total of around 95 miles (150km). The port is governed by the Port of London Authority. Margate can refer to the following locations: Margate, Kent - a seaside resort on the northern coast of the county of Kent, in the United Kingdom. ... Town - Clacton-on-Sea Location - Essex, England Founded - 1871 Population (1991) - 45,065 Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town on the Tendring Peninsula, in Essex, England. ... Teddington is a place in London, England in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...


The Port of London was central to the economy of London from Saxon times. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was the busiest port in the World, with wharves extending continuously along the Thames for 11 miles, and over 1,500 cranes handling 60,000 ships per year. In World War II it was a prime target for the Luftwaffe during The Blitz.-1... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... A tower crane with a pivoted main boom A crane is a tower or derrick equipped with cables and pulleys that is used to lift and lower materials. ... A ship is a large, usually decked watercraft. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The Luftwaffe (literally, air weapon, pronounced looft-vaaf-feh) is the air force of Germany. ... The Blitz, a popular English contraction of the German word Blitzkrieg, was the sustained and intensive bombing of Britain, particularly London, from September 7, 1940 through to May 1941 by the German Luftwaffe in World War II. Although the Blitz is named after Blitzkrieg, it was not an example of...


With the use of larger ships and containerization, the importance of the port declined throughout the second half of the 20th century. However it remains one of the three largest in the United Kingdom after those at Tilbury and Felixstowe (the order changes from time to time). Containers in the port of Kotka (Finland) on the Baltic Sea. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Tilbury is located on the north bank of the River Thames, in the borough of Thurrock in England, at the point where the river suddenly narrows to about 800 yards/740 metres in width. ... Felixstowe is a North Sea seaport in Suffolk, England. ...


The Port currently handles 50 million tonnes of cargo each year and 12,500 commercial ships, which use 73 operational wharves. This represents around 10% of the UK commercial shipping trade, and contributes over 35,000 jobs and 8.5 billion pounds to the UK's economy. The pound sterling, which strictly speaking refers to basic currency unit of sterling, now the pound, can generally refer to the currency of the United Kingdom (UK). ... The United Kingdom, a leading trading power and financial centre, has the fourth largest economy in the world, the second largest in Europe, and is a member of the European Union. ...


Much of the disused land of the London Docklands is in the process of being developed for housing and as a second commercial centre for London. 29 wharves have been protected from development to ensure they are retained for commercial shipping. Docklands is the semi-official name for an area in the east of London, England, comprising parts of several boroughs ( Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Newham) in Greater London. ...


See also

This article is about a small section of central London. ... View of the Pool of London from London Bridge, 1841 Originally, the Pool of London was the stretch of the River Thames forming the south side of the City of London. ... Shortcut: UK topics This is a list of topics related to the United Kingdom. ...

External link

  • http://www.portoflondon.co.uk/

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Port of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (298 words)
Technically the Port of London consists of all the tidal portion of the River Thames from Margate on the south coast, and Clacton-on-Sea on the north, through to Teddington, a total of around 95 miles (150km).
The Port of London was central to the economy of London from Saxon times.
Much of the disused land of the London Docklands is in the process of being developed for housing and as a second commercial centre for London.
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