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London Borough of Islington

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London Borough of Islington
Islington
Shown within Greater London
Geography
Status:London borough
Area:
- Total
Ranked 352nd
14.86 km²
ONS code:00AU
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 80th
180,113
12,121 / km²
Ethnicity:75.4% White
5.4% S.Asian
11.9% Afro-Carib.
1.7% Chinese
Politics
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Arms of Islington London Borough Council


Islington London Borough Council
http://www.islington.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Liberal Democrats
MPs:Jeremy Corbyn, Emily Thornberry
London Assembly:
- Member
North East London
- Jennette Arnold
Islington Town Hall.
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Islington Town Hall.

Islington is a borough of London to the north of the City of London, west of Hackney, east of Camden, and south of Haringey. Population 179,000 (1998), ethnic minority population about 20%. It was formed in April 1965 through amalgamation of the Metropolitan Borough of Islington and the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury. It is an area of significant social contrasts (55% of population live in council housing, yet some houses of value greater than 3 million GBP). Contains one of the largest intact areas of urban Georgian architecture. Islington is also known for its shopping facilities and "trendy" restaurants, bars and clubs. Its most prominent institution is Arsenal F.C., one of the world's most successful football clubs. John Stuart Mill, the famous economist and philosopher, was born in Pentonville, one of its areas, 20 May 1806.

The borough contains two Westminster parliamentary constituencies; Islington North and Islington South & Finsbury.


The borough includes the areas:

Contents

Famous Residents

Tony Blair, Prime Minister, once lived here (in 1 Richmond Crescent, Barnsbury). Other famous residents include the writers George Orwell and Douglas Adams, playwright Joe Orton, politician Boris Johnson, and pop musicians Dido and David Gray.

Famous Places

Demographics of Islington

According to the 2001 census Islington has a population of 175,797. It is 75% White, 6% Black African, 5% Black Caribbean and 2% Bangladeshi. 32% of the borough's residents are owner-occupiers.

Etymology

The area was recorded as Gislandune (c. 1000) and Iseldone (Domesday Book, 1086), from Old English *Gisla (man's name, genitive *Gislan) and -dun (hill, down).

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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

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