The London Borough of Islington is a London borough in Inner London. It was established in 1965 by merging the former metropolitan boroughs of Islington and Finsbury, however the merged entity continues to be second smallest borough in London and also the third smallest district in England. It covers an overall area of 5.74 square miles. The local authority is Islington Council.
The 2011 Census revealed that Islington has got the highest population density of local authorities in England and Wales, with 13875 people per square kilometre. Based on population estimates collected in the middle of 2014, Islington has a permanent population of about 221030 people. The borough is served by a wide array of transportation services, with direct connections to the suburbs and 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 employed 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 and the King's Head Theatre.