The London Borough of Newham is a London borough inside east London. It's about five miles (8 km) east of the City of London, north of the River Thames. The borough was established by merging the former area of the Essex county borough of East Ham and 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 inside the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich, south of the River Thames inside the County of London, together with a smaller area west of the River Roding which had previously been part of the Municipal Borough of Barking.
The borough covers a total area of 13.98 square miles. According to population estimates produced in the middle of 2014, Newham is a borough with a permanent population of around 324322 inhabitant. According to the 2011 Census, Newham has the youngest general population in the country. Transport in Newham is undergoing a significant 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 including the Olympic Stadium.