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 formed 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 amongst the two. Newham was devised for the borough as an completely new name. The local authority is Newham London Borough Council.
The borough covers an overall area of 13.98 square miles. As outlined by population estimates created during 2014, Newham is a borough with a permanent population of around 324322 people. In accordance with the 2011 Census, Newham has the youngest overall population in the country. Transport in Newham is undergoing a major upgrade, together 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 among the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains a lot of the Olympic Park including the Olympic Stadium.