The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is an inner London borough of Royal borough status, towards the west of the centre. The borough was created in 1965 from the former boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea. Kensington's Royal Borough status was inherited by the new borough. It covers an area of 4.68 square miles. As the smallest borough in London and the second smallest district in England, this urban area is one of the most densely populated inside the United Kingdom.
In line with estimates in the middle of 2014, the borough includes a permanent population of roughly 156190 inhabitants.
The borough is immediately to the west of the City of Westminster and towards the east of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It consists of significant museums and universities in Albertopolis, department stores such as Harrods, Peter Jones and Harvey Nichols, and embassies in Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Kensington Gardens. It is home to the Notting Hill Carnival, Europe's largest. It contains a lot of the most expensive residential districts in London and even in the world, in addition to districts with higher levels of social housing and poverty. The local authority is Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council. The borough's motto is Quam Bonum in Unum Habitare, which is often roughly translated as 'How good to dwell in unity'.