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The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (pronunciationi) in southwest London, England forms part of Outer London and is the only London borough on both sides of the River Thames. It was created in 1965 when three smaller council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963. It is governed by Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council and is divided into nineteen wards. The population is 198,019 and the major settlements are Barnes, East Sheen, Mortlake, Kew, Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington and Hampton.
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Created||1 April 1965|
|• Type||London borough council|
|• Body||Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Liberal Democrat (Liberal Democrat)|
|• Mayor||Geoff Acton (from May 2020)|
|• London Assembly||Nicholas Rogers (Conservative) AM for South West|
|• MPs||Munira Wilson (Liberal Democrat)|
Sarah Olney (Liberal Democrat)
|• Total||22.17 sq mi (57.41 km2)|
|• Rank||256th (of 314)|
|• Rank||96th (of 314)|
|• Density||8,800/sq mi (3,400/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
The borough is home to Richmond Park, the largest park in London, along with the National Physical Laboratory and The National Archives. The attractions of Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Stadium and the WWT London Wetlands Centre are within its boundaries and draw domestic and international tourism.