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The Metropolitan Borough of Islington was a Metropolitan borough within the County of London from 1900 to 1965, when it was amalgamated with the Metropolitan Borough of Finsburymarker to form the London Borough of Islingtonmarker.

Boundaries

The borough comprised the districts of Pentonvillemarker, Islingtonmarker, Barnsburymarker, Lower Hollowaymarker, Hollowaymarker, Tufnell Parkmarker, Archwaymarker, Highburymarker, and Canonburymarker.

The neighbouring boroughs were Finsburymarker, Hackneymarker, Stoke Newingtonmarker, Shoreditchmarker, St Pancrasmarker.

Town Hall

Islington Town Hall
The town hall is on Upper Street, and was opened in 1923. It is a listed building.

Today, the Town hall is the headquarters, and contains the council chambers of the successor authority, the London Borough of Islingtonmarker.

Area and population

The metropolitan borough was conterminous with the Vestry authority, when it was formed in 1900. Statistics compiled by the London County Council, in 1901 show the population growth in London, over the preceding century.

The area of the borough in 1901 was . The populations recorded in National Censuses were:

Islington Vestry 1801-1899
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population 10,212 15,065 22,417 37,316 55,690 95,329 155,341 213,778 282,865 319,143
Metropolitan Borough 1900-1961
Year 1901 1911 1921 1931 1941 1951 1961
Population 334,981 327,403 330,737 321,795 235,632 235,632
By comparison, after amalgamation with Finsburymarker, to form the modern London Borough of Islingtonmarker, the combined area became ; in 2005, this had a population of 182,600, or a population density of 12,288/km². In 1901 Islington the population density was 26,778/km².

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