- London borough
Infobox subdivision type
name= London borough
"Greater London shown within England"
start_date= 1 April 1965
London Government Act 1963
status= City (1)
area_range= 15–150 km²
government= London Borough Council (31)
government1= City Council (1)
subdivision4= The administrative area of
Greater Londoncontains thirty-two London boroughs. Twelve of these plus the City of Londonconstitute Inner London, while twenty others constitute Outer London.
The London boroughs are administered by "London Borough Councils" which are elected every four years. The boroughs are the principal local authorities in London and are responsible for running most local services in their areas, such as schools, social services, waste collection and roads. Some London-wide services are run by the
Greater London Authority, and some services and lobbying of government are pooled within London Councils. Some London borough councils also group together for such services as waste collection and disposal, e.g. the West London Waste Authority. The London boroughs are local government districts and have similar functions to metropolitan boroughs. Each London borough is a Local Education Authority. Until 1990 the Inner London boroughs were served by a shared LEA, the Inner London Education Authority.
There are three boroughs which do not use the term "London Borough of" in their names. They are Westminster, which is termed the "City of Westminster" as it has city status; and Kingston upon Thames and Kensington and Chelsea, which are termed "Royal Borough of", due to their Royal borough status. Additionally, the council for Westminster is termed "Westminster City Council".
The Five Boroughs(New York City)
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