The London Borough of Newham is a London borough within east London. It is around 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 among 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 conjunction with a small area west of the River Roding that had previously been a part of the Municipal Borough of Barking.
The borough covers a total area of 13.98 square miles. In accordance with population estimates created during 2014, Newham is a borough with a permanent population of about 324322 people. In accordance with the 2011 Census, Newham has the youngest overall population in the nation. Transport in Newham is undergoing a significant upgrade, with the completed Docklands Light Railway and Jubilee Line Extension, and new or improved 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 a lot of the Olympic Park including the Olympic Stadium.