The London Borough of Newham is a London borough within east London. It's approximately five miles (8 km) east of the City of London, north of the River Thames. The borough was created by merging the previous area of the Essex county borough of East Ham and also 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 involving the two. North Woolwich also became part of the borough, which was previously in the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich, south of the River Thames in the County of London, in addition to a small area west of the River Roding which had previously been part of the Municipal Borough of Barking.
The borough covers an overall area of 13.98 square miles. In accordance with population estimates made part way through 2014, Newham is a borough with a permanent population of around 324322 inhabitant. Based on the 2011 Census, Newham has the youngest overall population in the nation. Transport in Newham is undergoing a major 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 one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains many of the Olympic Park which includes the Olympic Stadium.