What is Greater London?

Greater London

Greater London is an administrative area, ceremonial county and the London region of England. It was created as an area for local government on 1 April 1965, comprising the City of London and 32 London boroughs, of which twelve are Inner London boroughs and twenty are Outer London boroughs. The ceremonial county created at the same time, and used for the purposes of the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, does not include the City of London. The Greater London Authority consisting of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly, headquartered in City Hall, has been responsible for strategic local government since 2000. Greater London occupies the same area as the London European Parliament constituency. It is at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes, covers 1,572 km2 (607 sq mi) and had a population of 8,174,000 at the 2011 census. It has by far the highest GVA per capita in the United Kingdom. The term Greater London was in use before 1965 to refer to a variously defined area, larger than the County of London and often similar to the Metropolitan Police District.

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Scouting In Greater London
... Scouting in the region of Greater London is largely represented by the Scout Association of the United Kingdom and some Groups of traditional Scouting including the Baden-Powell Scouts ... The Scout Association has recently defined Greater London as a Scout Region with a Regional Commissioner, Dean Jefferys ... national Student Scout and Guide Organisation (SSAGO) covering all the universities in Greater London ...
List Of Tripoints Of England - Ceremonial County Tripoints
... Berkshire Wiltshire Hampshire SU350590 Berkshire Oxfordshire Wiltshire SU289807 Greater London Surrey Kent TQ424568 Essex Hertfordshire Greater London TQ375999 Essex Greater ...
Greater London - Twinning
... The Greater London Authority has twin and sister city agreements with the following cities Country City County / District / Region / State Date China Beijing Beijing Municipality 2006 France ...
List Of Civil Parishes In Greater London
... This is a list of civil parishes in the ceremonial county of Greater London ... The City of London is a ceremonial county in its own right and is listed separately ... There are currently no civil parishes in Greater London, since all were abolished in 1965 ...
Scouting In Greater London - 21st World Scout Jamboree
... There were 36 Scouts from Greater London North taking part in the 21st World Scout Jamboree in August 2007 ... The Greater London North East Scout County sent forty-five Scouts to the 21st World Scout Jamboree ... Two contingents from the Greater London South East Scout County attended ...

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