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City of Westminster

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City of Westminster

Westminster
Shown within Greater London
Geography
Status:London borough, City
Area:
- Total
Ranked 346th
21.48 km²
ONS code:00BK
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 50th
222,018
10,336 / km²
Ethnicity:73.2% White
8.9% S.Asian
7.4% Afro-Carib.
2.2% Chinese
Politics
Arms of Westminster London Borough Council
Westminster London Borough Council
http://www.westminster.gov.uk
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MPs:Karen Buck, Mark Field
London Assembly:
- Member
West Central London
- Angie Bray

The City of Westminster is a London borough and a city in its own right, situated to the west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. It was extended in 1965 to include the former Metropolitan Boroughs of St. Marylebone and Paddington in the north; as such, it covers a much wider area than the traditional geographic area of Westminster. The city contains most of London's West End, as well as the permanent headquarters of the United Kingdom's government, with the Palace of Westminster, Whitehall, and the Royal Courts of Justice.

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Demographics

According to the 2001 census the borough had a population of 181,279. Westminster City Council undertook several studies which have shown higher populations as part of a campaign (supported by both political parties on the council) to have the population estimate raised, which would increase its grant from the United Kingdom Government. The Office for National Statistics eventually came to an agreement which added 17,500 people to Westminster's population. While the official population is now 198,779, more realistic estimates put it at 220,000. 73% of the population are White, 4% Black African and 3% Indian. 35% of households are owner-occupiers.

See Shirley Porter for information on the illegal 'Building stable communities' exercise of the 1980s.

Electoral Wards

The City of Westminster is divided into 20 wards. The council is composed of 48 Conservative Party members and 12 Labour Party members.

Locations and landmarks

Sights

Parks

Areas

Roads, streets & squares

Transportation

Bridges

Mainline stations

Tube stations

Individuals

See also List of people buried at Westminster Abbey.

See also


Greater London | London Flag of England

London boroughs : Barking and Dagenham | Barnet | Bexley | Brent | Bromley | Camden | City of London | Croydon | Ealing | Enfield | Greenwich | Hackney | Hammersmith and Fulham | Haringey | Harrow | Havering | Hillingdon | Hounslow | Islington | Kensington and Chelsea | Kingston | Lambeth | Lewisham | Merton | Newham | Redbridge | Richmond | Southwark | Sutton | Tower Hamlets | Waltham Forest | Wandsworth | Westminster

Greater London Authority | London Assembly | Mayor of London

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