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Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. The administrative area was created in 1965 and covers the City of London and 32 London boroughs. Its area also forms the London region of England and the London European Parliament constituency.

It covers 1579 km (609 square miles) and had a 2005 mid-year estimated population of 7,517,700. It is bounded by the Home Counties of Essex and Hertfordshire in the East of England region and Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Kent in South East England. The highest point is Westerham Heights, in the North Downs and on the boundary with Kent, at 245 metres.

Greater London is not a "City" as it does not have official city status; in any case one London borough, Westminster, is officially a city, as well as the City of London itself which would make such a status anomalous. A Lord Lieutenant of Greater London is appointed for its area, less the City of London; an area identical to the Metropolitan Police District; and for the purposes of the Lieutenancies Act 1997 this area is defined as a county.

The term "London" is normally used in reference to Greater London or to the overall conurbation, but not to the ancient, tiny City of London in east central London. Instead, this small area is often referred to simply as "the City" or "the Square Mile" and it forms the main financial district. Archaically the urbanised area of London was known as the Metropolis. In common usage, the terms 'London' and 'Greater London' are usually used interchangeably.

It is officially divided for some purposes, with varying definitions, into Inner London and Outer London. For strategic planning purposes the region is divided into five sub regions.

Locations within London:

Acton
Addington
Balham
Barking
Barkingside
Barnes
Barnet
Beckenham
Beckton
Belvedere
Bermondsey
Bethnal Green
Bexley
Bexleyheath
Bickley
Blackwall
Bloomsbury
Bow
Brent
Brentford
Brixton
Bromley
Busheyheath
Camberwell
Camden Town
Carshalton
Catford
Charing Cross
Cheam
Chelsea
Chelsfield
Chessington
Chingford
Chislehurst
Chiswick
City of London
City of Westminster
Clapham
Cockfosters
Coulsdon
Covent Garden
Cowley
Cranford
Cricklewood
Croydon
Cubitt Town
Cudham
Dagenham
Deptford
Dollis Hill
Downe
Dulwich
Ealing
Earls Court
East Barnet
East Dulwich
East Finchley
East Ham
Eastcote
Edgware
Edmonton
Elmers End
Elstree
Eltham
Enfield
Erith
Farnborough
Feltham
Finchley
Finsbury
Foots Cray
Forest Hill
Friern Barnet
Fulham
Golders Green
Goodmayes
Greenford
Greenwich
Hackbridge
Hackney
Hammersmith
Hampstead
Hampton Hill
Hanwell
Hanworth
Harefield
Haringey
Harlesdon
Harold Wood
Harrow
Harrow on the Hill
Harrow Weald
Hatch End
Havering atte Bower
Hayes
Heathrow
Hendon
Heston
Highbury
Highgate
Hillingdon
Holborn
Hook
Hornchurch
Hornsey
Hounslow
Hoxton
Ickenham
Ilford
Isleworth
Islington
Kenley
Kensington
Kenton
Keston
Kew
Kew Bridge
Kew Gardens
Kew Green
Kidbrooke
Kingston upon Thames
Lambeth
Lewisham
Leyton
Limehouse
London
Long Ditton
Lower Holloway
Maida Vale
Malden
Mayfair
Mill Hill
Millwall
Mitcham
Morden
Neasden
New Barnet
New Bedfont
New Cross
New Malden
New Southgate
Norbury
North Acton
North Kensington
North Woolwich
Northolt
Northwood
Norwood
Notting Hill
Orpington
Paddington
Palmers Green
Perivale
Pinner
Plumstead
Ponders End
Poplar
Preston
Puddle Dock
Purley
Rainham
Raynes Park
Richmond
Richmond upon Thames
Roehampton
Romford
Rotherhithe
Ruislip
Saint Johns Wood
Saint Mary Cray
Saint Marylebone
Saint Pancras
Seven Kings
Shepherds Bush
Shirley
Shooters Hill
Shoreditch
Sidcup
Silvertown
Slades Green
Snaresbrook
South Kensington
South Norwood
Southall
Southgate
Southwark
Spitalfields
Stanmore
Stepney
Stoke Newington
Stone Grove
Stratford
Strawberry Hill
Streatham
Sudbury
Surbiton
Sutton
Teddington
The Hyde
Thornton Heath
Tottenham
Totteridge
Twickenham
Upminster
Upper Clapton
Upper Holloway
Upper Norwood
Uxbridge
Wallington
Walthamstow
Walworth
Wandsworth
Wanstead
Wealdstone
Welling
Wembley
West Bedfont
West Brompton
West Drayton
West Dulwich
West Ham
West Kensington
West Norwood
West Wickham
Whetstone
Whitechapel
Whitton
Whyteleafe
Willesden
Willesden Green
Wimbledon
Winchmore Hill
Wood Green
Woodford
Woodford Green
Woolwich
Worcester Park
Yiewsley


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Status: Ceremonial county, Administrative area & Region county
Area: 1,579 sq. km
Admin HQ: City Hall, Southwark
NUTS 1: UKI
Population: 7,517,700 (2005 est.)
Council: London Assembly

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