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London Borough of Newham

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The London Borough of Newham /ˈnjəm/ is a London borough created in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963. It covers an area previously administered by the Essex county boroughs of West Ham and East Ham, authorities that were both abolished by the same act. The name Newham reflects its creation and combines the compass points of the old borough names. Situated in the Inner London part of East London, Newham has a population of 387,576, which is the third highest of the London boroughs and also makes it the 16th most populous district in England. The local authority is Newham London Borough Council.

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London Borough of Newham
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
Region Inner London
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Created1 April 1965
Admin HQEast Ham
  TypeLondon borough council
  BodyNewham London Borough Council
  LeadershipMayor and Cabinet (Labour)
  Executive mayorRokhsana Fiaz (Labour)
  London AssemblyUnmesh Desai (Labour) AM for City and East
  MPsLyn Brown (Labour)
Stephen Timms (Labour)
  Total13.98 sq mi (36.22 km2)
  Rank289th (of 314)
  15,662 sq mi (40,560 km2)
  Rank24th (of 314)
  Density25,000/sq mi (9,700/km2)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Area code020
ONS code00BB
GSS codeE09000025
PoliceMetropolitan Police

It is 5 miles (8 km) east of the City of London, north of the River Thames (the Woolwich Ferry and Woolwich foot tunnel providing the only crossings to the south), bounded by the River Lea to its west and the North Circular Road to its east. Newham was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium, and also contains the London City Airport. Major districts include East Ham, West Ham, Stratford, Plaistow, Forest Gate, Beckton and Canning Town.