County of London

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London
County of London shown within England
County of London shown within England
Area
 • 191174,816 acres (302.77 km2)
 • 196174,903 acres (303.12 km2)
Population
 • 19114,521,685
 • 19613,200,484
Density
 • 191160/acre
 • 196142/acre
History
 • OriginThe Metropolis
 • Created1889
 • Abolished1965
 • Succeeded byGreater London
StatusAdministrative and (smaller) ceremonial county
GovernmentLondon County Council
 • HQCounty Hall, Lambeth
Arms of London County Council
Arms of London County Council
Subdivisions
 • TypeMetropolitan 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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