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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets
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Tower Hamlets


Shown within Greater London
Geography
Status:London borough
Area:
- Total
Ranked 348th
19.77 km²
ONS code:00BG
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 65th
206,589
10,450 / km²
Ethnicity:51.4% White
36.6% S.Asian
6.5% Afro-Carib.
1.8% Chinese
Politics
Tower Hamlets London Borough Council
http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Labour
MPs:Jim Fitzpatrick, George Galloway
London Assembly:
- Member
City and East London
- John Biggs

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a London borough to the east of the City of London and north of the River Thames in East London.

The area has been known as the Tower Hamlets for centuries, originally literally referring to the small hamlets to the east of City of London near the Tower of London. The name derives from the ancient practice that those hamlets were required by law in the 16th century to provide yeomen for the Tower of London.

The Borough itself was formed in 1965 out of the former Metropolitan Boroughs of Bethnal Green, Poplar and Stepney which formed the classic East End.

In contrast to the rest of the borough, Tower Hamlets includes much of the redeveloped Docklands region of London, including West India Docks and Canary Wharf. Within this area are many of the tallest buildings in London.

Tower Hamlets is one of five host boroughs for London's bid for the 2012 Olympics and part of the borough is within the boundary of the Thames Gateway.

Areas included in the borough:

Demographics of Tower Hamlets

According to the 2001 census the borough has a population of 196,106. It is 51% white, 33% Bangladeshi, 3% Black African and 3% black Caribbean. 29% of the borough are owner-occupiers. With 36,4 the borough is the local authority with the highest percentage of Muslims in Britain.

Local politics

In elections to the Westminster Parliament, the borough is part of the constituencies of Bethnal Green & Bow and Poplar & Canning Town.

Museums and attractions


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