London is a city located in the southwest of Ontario, Canada, along with the Quebec-Windsor Corridor. The city has a population of 366,151 according to the 2011 Canada Census. London is located on the banks of the Thames non-navigable river, approximately halfway between Toronto and Detroit, Michigan. The city of London is an independent municipality, politically separate from Middlesex County, although it remains the county seat.
It is known as "the forest city of Canada" because of the great diversity and abundance of tree-lined parks, located in the heart of the city, such as Victoria's Park and Springbank's Park, among others. The city is located less than a hundred miles from the city of Toronto, the nearby lakes and also the impressive Niagara Falls.
London has a humid continental climate, although due to its location in the direction of the wind with respect to Lake Huron and changes in elevation throughout the city, it is virtually at the limit (hot summer) that favors the former climatic zone southwest of the confluence of the South and North Thames rivers, and the last area to the northeast (including the airport). Due to its location on the continent, London experiences a great seasonal contrast, tempered by the surrounding Great Lakes. Summers are usually warm to hot and humid, with an average of 20.8 ° C (69.4 ° F) in July and temperatures above 30 ° C (86 ° F) on average 10 days per year. In 2016, however, temperatures are above 30 ° C (86 ° F) occurred more than 35 times. The city is affected by frequent storms due to the hot and humid summer weather, as well as by the convergence of the breezes that originate in Lake Huron and Lake Erie. The same convergence zone is responsible for generating funnel clouds and occasional tornadoes. London is in the Tornado Alley of Canada. Spring and autumn are not long, and winters are cold, but thaws are frequent. The average annual rainfall is 1,011.5 mm (39.82 in). Their winter snow totals are heavy, with an average of approximately 194 cm (76 inches) per year, although the localized nature of snow showers means that the total can vary widely from year to year. Most of the accumulation of snow comes from the lake effect and the snow and snow gusts that originate in Lake Huron, about 60 km (37 miles) to the northwest, which occurs when strong and cold winds they blow from that direction. From December 5, 2010, to December 9, 2010, London experienced a record snowfall when it fell to 2 m (79 inches) of snow in parts of the city. Schools and businesses were closed for three days and bus service was canceled after the second day of snow.
The economy of London is dominated by medical research, insurance, manufacturing and information technology. Most of the life sciences and research is carried out or supported by the University of Western Ontario, which adds $ 1.5 billion to the city's economy each year. The largest employer in London is the London Health Sciences Center, which employs 10,555 people.blog comments powered by Disqus