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Greater London is an administrative area and ceremonial county. It was created as an area for local government on 1 April 1965, including the City of London and 32 boroughs, of which twelve are inner boroughs and twenty are outer 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 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