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 established by merging the previous area of the Essex county borough of East Ham along with 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 entirely new name. The local authority is Newham London Borough Council.
The borough covers an overall area of 13.98 square miles. In line with population estimates made part way through 2014, Newham is a borough with a permanent population of around 324322 inhabitant. In accordance with the 2011 Census, Newham has the youngest general 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. Stratford International station on High Speed 1 opened in late 2009.
Newham was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park which includes the Olympic Stadium.