London Borough of Islington
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|London Borough of Islington|
Shown within Greater London
| Ranked 352nd|
|Admin HQ||Upper Street, Islington|
— Total (2005 est.)
| Ranked 82nd (of 354)|
12,288 / km²
|Ethnicity|| 75.4% White|
5.4% South Asian
|Leadership||Leader & Cabinet|
|Mayor||Cllr Joyti Vaja|
|MPs|| Jeremy Corbyn |
| London Assembly|
| North East|
|Coat of Arms|
Islington is a borough of London to the north of the City of London, west of Hackney, east of Camden, and south of Haringey. Population 179,000 (1998), ethnic minority population about 20%. It was formed in April 1965 through amalgamation of the Metropolitan Borough of Islington and the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury. It is an area of significant social contrasts (55% of population live in council housing, yet some houses of value greater than 3 million GBP). Islington contains one of the largest intact areas of urban Georgian architecture, and the borough is also known for its shopping facilities and restaurants, bars and clubs. Its most prominent institution is Arsenal F.C., one of the world's most successful football clubs. John Stuart Mill, the famous economist and philosopher, was born in Pentonville, one of its areas, 20 May 1806.
 Districts of Islington
The borough includes the areas:
- Kings Cross
- Lower Holloway
- Nag's Head
- Newington Green
- St Luke's
- Tufnell Park
- see also Islington parks and open spaces
 Famous residents
Tony Blair, Prime Minister, once lived here (at 1 Richmond Crescent in Barnsbury). Other famous residents include the writers George Orwell, Nick Hornby and Douglas Adams, playwright Joe Orton, politician Boris Johnson, TV personality Clive Anderson, actress Kathy Burke, former nurse Abi Titmuss and pop musicians Dido, David Gray and John Lydon.
 Major Public and Private Bodies in Islington
 Attractions in Islington
 Demographics of Islington
According to the 2001 census Islington has a population of 175,797. It is 75% White, 6% Black African, 5% Black Caribbean and 2% Bangladeshi. 32% of the borough's residents are owner–occupiers.
Islington is home to two universities;
- City University at Northampton Square, formerly the Northampton Institute, founded in 1894.
- London Metropolitan University on Holloway Road, formerly the University of North London and founded in 1896 as the Northern Polytechnic Institute.
 Primary and secondary schools
Islington is served by the Islington Education Service.
In 2000, CEA, a private firm, took over Islington's state school system .
State-operated primary schools include:
- Vittoria Primary School
- Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School
- Copenhagen Primary School
- St Andrew's CofE Primary School
State-operated secondary schools include:
- Holloway Secondary School
- Islington Green Secondary School
- Mount Carmel RC Technology College for Girls
- St. Aloysius College
- Islington Arts and Media Secondary School
- Highbury Grove Secondary School
- Highbury Fields Secondary School for Girls
- Central Foundation School for Boys
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