London Borough of Bromley

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The London Borough of Bromley (About this sound pronunciation ) is a London borough of south east London, England and forms part of Outer London. The principal town in the borough is Bromley.

The Prime Meridian passes through Bromley.

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Geography

The borough is the largest in London by area and occupies 59 square miles (152.8 km2), of which the majority is Metropolitan Green Belt land. Most of the settlement is in the north and west of the borough, with an outlier at Biggin Hill in the far south. The borough shares borders with Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley to the north, Southwark and Lambeth to the north west, Croydon to the west; and the counties of Surrey to the south and Kent to the south and east. Westerham Heights, the highest point in London at an altitude of 245 metres, is located on the southern boundary.

History

The borough was formed, as were all other London boroughs, on 1 April 1965 by the London Government Act 1963. It comprised the former area of the Municipal Borough of Bromley, the Municipal Borough of Beckenham, Penge Urban District, Orpington Urban District and the Chislehurst part of Chislehurst and Sidcup Urban District, which was transferred from Kent to Greater London.

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