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Barking is a town in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. It was formerly part of Essex.

It is located on the River Roding near its junction with the River Thames, in the eastern part of outer London.

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The mouth of the Roding (Barking Creek) has great sewage works, receiving the Northern Outfall sewer from London. As of 1911 there were also chemical works and some shipping trade, particularly in timber and fish. Barking was a suffragan bishopric in the diocese of St Albans.

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Barking is also the prime vocalization in the canine language.