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The London Borough of Merton /ˈmɜːrtən/ is a borough in south-west London, England.

London borough
Coat of arms of London Borough of Merton
Official logo of London Borough of Merton
Merton shown within Greater London
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region London
Ceremonial county Greater London
Status London borough
Admin HQ Civic Centre
Morden
Created 1 April 1965
Government
 • Type London borough council
 • Body Merton London Borough Council
 • Leadership Stephen Alambritis (Labour)
 • Mayor Agatha Akyigyina
 • MPs Stephen Hammond (Con)
Siobhain McDonagh (Lab)
 • London Assembly Leonie Cooper (Lab) AM for Merton and Wandsworth
 • EU Parliament London
Area
 • Total 14.52 sq mi (37.61 km)
Area rank 296th (of 326)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 203,515
 • Rank 84th (of 326)
 • Density 14,000/sq mi (5,400/km)
 • Ethnicity

48.4% White British
2.2% White Irish
0.1% White Gypsy or Irish Traveller
14.2% Other White
1.3% White & Black Caribbean
0.6% White & Black African
1.4% White & Asian
1.3% Other Mixed
4.1% Indian
3.7% Pakistani
1.1% Bangladeshi
1.3% Chinese
7.9% Other Asian
5.2% Black African
4.1% Black Caribbean
1.1% Other Black
0.7% Arab

1.2% Other
 • ONS code 00BA
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postcodes CR, KT, SM, SW
Area code(s) 020
Police force Metropolitan Police
Website www.merton.gov.uk

The London Borough of Merton /ˈmɜːrtən/ is a borough in south-west London, England.

The borough was formed under the London Government Act 1963 in 1965 by the merger of the Municipal Borough of Mitcham, the Municipal Borough of Wimbledon and the Merton and Morden Urban District, all formerly within Surrey. The main commercial centres in Merton are Mitcham, Morden and Wimbledon, of which Wimbledon is the largest. Other smaller centres include Raynes Park, Colliers Wood, South Wimbledon, Wimbledon Park and Pollards Hill. The borough is the host of the Wimbledon tournament, one of tennis's Grand Slam competitions.

The borough derives its name from the historic parish of Merton which was centred on the area now known as South Wimbledon. Merton was chosen as an acceptable compromise, following a dispute between Wimbledon and Mitcham over the new borough's name. The local authority is Merton London Borough Council.