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London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

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London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Hammersmith and Fulham
Shown within Greater London
Geography
Status:London borough
Area:
- Total
Ranked 350th
16.40 km²
ONS code:00AN
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 86th
174,204
10,622 / km²
Ethnicity:77.8% White
4.4% S.Asian
11.1% Afro-Carib.
Politics
Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council
http://www.lbhf.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Labour
MPs:Greg Hands, Andrew Slaughter
London Assembly:
- Member
West Central London
- Angie Bray

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is a west London borough. It is classified as part of 'Inner London', and includes the areas:

It was formed in 1965 by merging the metropolitan boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham. The Leader of the Council is Cllr Stephen Burke, with Cllr Steve Cowan as his deputy.

The borough is known internationally for the 1908 Olympics, hosted in White City, and for being home to the main facilities of the BBC at BBC Television Centre.

Traversed by the A4 Great West Road and the A40 Westway, many corporations have offices in the borough, and a large development is underway at White City with new transport links and a large shopping mall.

Demographics of Hammersmith and Fulham

According to the 2001 census Hammersmith and Fulham has a population of 165,242. 78% of the borough is white, 5% black Caribbean and 5% Black African. 44% of households are owner-occupiers. The borough comprises a patchwork of affluent as well as deprived neighbourhoods. There are also large Polish and Irish communities. See external links below.

Sport in the borough

Considering its size, there are an extraordinary number of sporting successes based in the borough. They include:

Football clubs

Fulham and Chelsea Football Clubs are both based in the borough and play Premiership football. Queens Park Rangers are lower league, but still can contribute to the borough's claim of having three of the nation's top 44 football teams.

Footballers

Andy Cole was born in the borough and is currently in his second spell for Fulham, having been capped for England and been a part of Manchester United's historic treble.

Sean Davis plays for Spurs and has been capped at Under-21 level.

Athletes

Linford Christie, Olympic gold medal winner at 100 metres, trained, lived and has a stadium named after him in the borough.

Rowers

There are a huge number of rowing clubs in the borough, the most famous being Tideway Scullers. Many of Britain's top rowers throughout modern history have trained along the Thames, including Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave who between them have 9 Olympic Gold Medals. Much of the course of the Boat Race is along Hammersmith and Fulham's southern border, on the River Thames.

External links


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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