London Borough of Lewisham

Lewisham (/ˈlɪʃəm/ (listen)) is a London borough in South London; it forms part of Inner London. The principal settlement of the borough is Lewisham. The local authority is Lewisham London Borough Council, based in Catford. Lewisham is well known for its high school exclusion (expulsion) rates: it had the third highest school exclusion rates in the United Kingdom in 2018. The Prime Meridian passes through Lewisham. Blackheath, Goldsmiths, University of London and Millwall F.C. are located within the borough.

Lewisham
Lewisham shown within Greater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionLondon
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Created1 April 1965
Admin HQCatford
Government
  TypeLondon borough council
  BodyLewisham London Borough Council
  LeadershipMayor & Cabinet (Labour)
  Executive mayorDamien Egan (Labour)
  London AssemblyLen Duvall AM for Greenwich and Lewisham
  MPsEllie Reeves (Labour)
Vicky Foxcroft (Labour)
Janet Daby (Labour)
Area
  Total13.57 sq mi (35.15 km2)
Area rank292nd (of 309)
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Total305,842
  Rank41st (of 309)
  Density23,000/sq mi (8,700/km2)
  Ethnicity[1]
41.5% White British
1.9% White Irish
0.1% White Gypsy or Irish Traveller
10.1% Other White
3.1% White & Black Caribbean
1.3% White & Black African
1.1% White & Asian
1.9% Other Mixed
1.7% Indian
0.6% Pakistani
0.5% Bangladeshi
2.2% Chinese
4.3% Other Asian
11.6% Black African
11.2% Black Caribbean
4.4% Other Black
0.5% Arab
2.1% Other
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postcodes
Area code(s)020
ONS code00AZ
GSS codeE09000023
PoliceMetropolitan Police
WebsiteCouncil Website

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