London Borough of Southwark

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London Borough of Southwark
United to Serve
Southwark shown athin Greater Lunnon
Southwark shown athin Greater Lunnon
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Constituent kintraIngland
Ceremonial coontyGreater Lunnon
StatusLunon burgh
Admin HQTooley Street, Southwark
Incorporatit1 Aprile 1965
 • TeepLunnon borough cooncil
 • BodiSouthwark London Borough Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Labour)
 • Mayor— (nan-poleetical)
 • MPsHarriet Harman
Simon Hughes
Tessa Jowell
 • Lunnon AssemblyValerie Shawcross AM for Lambeth an Soothwark
 • EU ParliamentLunnon
 • Total28.85 km2 (11.14 sq mi)
Area rank312t (o 326)
 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Rank35t (o 326)
 • Ethnicity[1]
39.7% White Breetish

2.2% White Erse
12.3% Ither White
2% White & Black Caribbean
1.3% White & Black African
1% White & Asie
1.9% Ither Mixed
2% Indie
0.6% Pakistani
1.4% Bangladeshi
2.7% Ither Asie
6.2% Black Caribbean
16.4% Black African
4.2% Ither Black
2.8% Cheenese

2.4% Ither
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Polis forceMetropolitan Polis

The London Borough of Southwark Listeni/ˈsʌðərk/ is a Lunnon burgh in sooth east Lunnon, Ingland. It is directly sooth o the River Thames an the Ceety o Lunnon, an forms pairt o Inner Lunnon.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Southwark got its name in the 9t century but wis first settled in the Roman period. The London Borough of Southwark wis formit in 1965 frae the umwhile aurie o the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, an the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The burgh borders the Ceety o Lunnon an the London Borough of Tower Hamlets tae the north (the River Thames formin the bundary), the London Borough of Lambeth tae the wast an the London Borough of Lewisham tae the east. Tae the sooth are the London Borough of Bromley an the London Borough of Croydon.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Data Management and Analysis Group, Greater London Authority, Demography Update October 2007, (2007)