The London Borough of Islington is a London borough in Inner London. It was established in 1965 by merging the previous metropolitan boroughs of Islington and Finsbury, but the merged entity continues to be second smallest borough in London and also the third smallest district in England. It covers a total area of 5.74 square miles. The borough contains two Westminster parliamentary constituencies, Islington North and Islington South & Finsbury.
The 2011 Census indicated that Islington has the highest population density of local authorities in England and Wales, with 13875 people per square kilometre. Based on population estimates collected part way through 2014, Islington has a permanent population of about 221030 people. The borough is served by a wide variety of transportation services, with direct connections to the suburbs as well as the City and West End. In 2011, the main forms of transports that residents used were the underground, metro, light rail and tram, which were used by 19.4 per cent of all residents. Another 10.3 per cent used the bus, as well as 10.3 per cent being the figure for people who would walk.
The borough is recognised as the home to football club Arsenal, one of the most successful clubs in England and Emirates Stadium, which is one of the largest football stadiums in the country. Other notable attractions range from the London Canal Museum along with the King's Head Theatre.