The London Borough of Newham is a London borough within east London. It's roughly 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 plus 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 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 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 individuals. In accordance with the 2011 Census, Newham has the youngest general population in the country. 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 among the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains a lot of the Olympic Park which includes the Olympic Stadium.