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Camden,

inner borough (1991 pop. 170,500) of Greater LondonLondon,
capital of Great Britain, SE England, on both sides of the Thames River. Greater London (1991 pop. 6,378,600), c.620 sq mi (1,610 sq km), consists of the Corporation of the City of London (1991 pop. 4,000), usually called the City, plus 32 boroughs.
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, SE England. Within the borough, residential Hampstead is popular with writers and artists. John Keats, John Constable, George Du Maurier, H. G. Wells, Kate Greenaway, and Karl Marx lived there. It is also known as a piano-making center. Highgate Cemetery in Hampstead contains the graves of George Eliot, Michael Faraday, Herbert Spencer, Christina Rossetti, and Marx. Hampstead Heath, the ancient urban park, hilly, with woodlands, meadows, and ponds, lies mainly in Camden and offers spectacular views of the city. Holborn is the site of part of Bloomsbury, another artists and writers area. Within Holborn also is the British MuseumBritish Museum,
the national repository in London for treasures in science and art. Located in the Bloomsbury section of the city, it has departments of antiquities, prints and drawings, coins and medals, and ethnography.
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, the Univ. of London, Gray's Inn and Lincoln's Inn (see Inns of CourtInns of Court,
collective name of the four legal societies in London that have the exclusive right of admission to the bar. These societies—Lincoln's Inn, Gray's Inn, the Inner Temple, and the Middle Temple (see also Temple, the)—date from before the 14th cent.
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), law courts, the Royal College of Surgeons, and Hatton Garden, known for its trade in diamonds, gold, and silver. Benjamin DisraeliDisraeli, Benjamin, 1st earl of Beaconsfield
, 1804–81, British statesman and author. He is regarded as the founder of the modern Conservative party.
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 was born in Holborn, which is also the site of the Post Office Tower, one of London's tallest buildings. St. Pancras has three famous railroad stations: Euston, King's Cross, and St. Pancras.

Camden,

city (1990 pop. 87,492), seat of Camden co., W N.J., a port on the Delaware River opposite Philadelphia, settled 1681, inc. 1828. The opening of the Camden and Amboy RR to New York in 1834 spurred the city's growth as a commercial, shipbuilding, and manufacturing center. In 1858, Richard Esterbrook opened a steel-pen factory. The Campbell canned-foods company began here in 1869, and electronics, steel, oil, and chemicals were important in the 20th cent. By the 1960s, however, weakened industries were closing or departing, and Camden was gradually left with pollution, high unemployment, and urban decay, leading to widespread poverty and crime; government corruption was also a problem in the late 20th cent. Walt Whitman's home, the New Jersey State Aquarium (1992), and the battleship New Jersey draw visitors. The Walt Whitman (1957) and Benjamin Franklin (1926) bridges connect Camden and Philadelphia. The city has a branch of Rutgers Univ.

Camden

 

a city in the USA, in the state of New Jersey. It is a suburb of Philadelphia, situated on the left bank of the Delaware River. Population, 102, 600 (1970). Camden is a seaport and a railroad junction. More than 30, 000 people are employed in industry, which includes shipbuilding, radio electronics, chemicals, and the manufacture of plastic items. Camden was founded in 1681. The museum of the American poet Walt Whitman is located there.

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William. 1551--1623, English antiquary and historian; author of Britannia (1586)

Camden

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a borough of N Greater London. Pop.: 210 700 (2003 est.). Area: 21 sq. km (8 sq. miles)
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