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London Borough of Southwark

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London Borough of Southwark
Southwark
Shown within Greater London
Geography
Status:London borough
Area:
- Total
Ranked 340th
28.85 km²
ONS code:00BE
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 32nd
253,814
8,798 / km²
Ethnicity:63.0% White
4.1% S.Asian
25.9% Afro-Carib.
1.8% Chinese
Politics
Missing image
Arms-southwark-lb.jpg
Arms of Southwark London Borough Council


Southwark London Borough Council
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Liberal Democrats
MPs:Harriet Harman, Simon Hughes, Tessa Jowell
London Assembly:
- Member
Lambeth and Southwark
- Valerie Shawcross

The London Borough of Southwark is a London borough, located on the south side of the River Thames. Its neighbours to the north are the City of London and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Its neighbours to the south are the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Lewisham. It is twinned with Langenhagen in Germany.

The name Southwark originates as the name of the area immediately south of London Bridge which was first settled in the Roman period, and first got its name in the 9th Century AD.

Southwark is not pronounced as it appears. Southwark is pronounced "suthuk" or "suthark" and is enunciated quickly, i.e the "ark" or "uk" following the "suth" swiftly.

See the Southwark page for the history of the area before the formation of the London Borough of Southwark and for other details about Southwark.

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Demographics

The 2001 census gives Southwark a population of 244,866. Southwark is 63% white, 16% black African and 8% black Caribbean. 31% of householders are owner-occupiers.

History

The London Borough of Southwark was formed in 1965 from the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, and the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey.

Southwark locations and landmarks

Areas

Landmarks

Roads, streets and squares

Transportation

Bridges and tunnels

Mainline stations

Tube stations

Individuals associated with Southwark

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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