County of London

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London
County of London shown within England
County of London shown within England
Geography
Status Administrative and (smaller) ceremonial county
1911 area 74,816 acres (302.77 km2)
1961 area 74,903 acres (303.12 km2)
HQ County Hall, Lambeth
History
Origin The Metropolis
Created 1889
Abolished 1965
Succeeded by Greater London
Demography
1911 population
- 1911 density
4,521,685
60/acre
1961 population
- 1961 density
3,200,484
42/acre
Politics
Governance London County Council
Arms of London County Council
Arms of London County Council
Subdivisions
Type Metropolitan boroughs (from 1900)
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Boroughs numbered 2-29 (1 is the City)

The County of London was a county of England from 1889 to 1965, corresponding to the area today known as Inner London. It was created as part of the general introduction of elected county government in England, by way of the Local Government Act 1888.

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