The London Borough of Newham is a London borough inside east London. It is roughly five miles (8 km) east of the City of London, north of the River Thames. The borough was formed by merging the previous area of the Essex county borough of East Ham and the county borough of West Ham as a borough of the newly formed Greater London, on 1 April 1965. Green Street and Boundary Road mark the former boundary in between the two. Newham was devised for the borough as an totally new name. The local authority is Newham London Borough Council.
The borough covers a total area of 13.98 square miles. In line with population estimates made in the middle of 2014, Newham is a borough with a permanent population of about 324322 individuals. In line with the 2011 Census, Newham has the youngest general population in the country. Transport in Newham is undergoing a significant upgrade, with the completed Docklands Light Railway and Jubilee Line Extension, and new or enhanced stations at Canning Town, West Ham and Stratford. The Docklands Light Railway was extended to serve London City Airport.
Newham was among the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains many of the Olympic Park including the Olympic Stadium.