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London Borough of Southwark

The London Borough of Southwark is a London borough, located on the south side of the River Thames. Its neighbours to the north are the City of London and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Its neighbours to the south are the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Lewisham. The name Southwark originates as the name of the area immediately south of London Bridge which was first settled in the Roman period, and first got its name in the 9th Century AD.

Note: Southwark is pronounced "suthuk" or "suthark" and is enunciated quickly i.e the 'ark' or 'uk' following the suth swiftly.

See the Southwark page for the history of the area before the formation of the London Borough of Southwark and for other details about Southwark.

London Borough of Southwark
Population:244,446 (2001)
Ethnicity:63% white, 24% black
Villages:Bermondsey, Borough,
Camberwell, Dulwich,
Walworth, Peckham
Neighbours:City, Lambeth
Lewisham, Tower Hamlets
Stations:London Bridge, Elephant
Twin:Langenhagen, Germany
Executive:LibDems (with Tories)
MPs:Harriet Harman, Tessa Jowell,
Simon Hughes
GLA:Lambeth and Southwark

Table of contents
1 Districts
2 Demographics
3 Notable sites
4 History
5 External link



The 2001
census gives Southwark a population of 244,866. Southwark is 63% white, 16% black African and 8% black Caribbean. 31% of householders are owner-occupiers.

Notable sites


The London Borough of Southwark was formed in
1965 from the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, and the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey.

External link