Your question: Is Croydon in Surrey or Greater London?

Which London borough is Croydon in?

Is South Croydon part of Surrey?

Croydon, outer borough of London, England, on the southern edge of the metropolis. It is in the historic county of Surrey. The present borough was established in 1965 by the amalgamation of the former county borough of Croydon and the adjacent district of Coulsdon and Purley.

What kind of area is Croydon?

It covers an area of 87 km2 (33.6 sq mi). It is the southernmost borough of London. At its centre is the historic town of Croydon from which the borough takes its name; while other urban centres include Coulsdon, Purley, South Norwood, Norbury, New Addington and Thornton Heath.

Why is Croydon called Croydon?

It was believed that Croydon’s name has an Anglo-Saxon origin, like most boroughs in the surrounding area, coming from the word croh meaning ‘crocus’ and denu meaning ‘valley’. Another possible name origin is Brittonic in the form of Crai-dun meaning ‘settlement near fresh water’.

Is Croydon in a London borough?

What areas are Greater London?

List of Greater London Boroughs

  • City of London.
  • City of Westminster.
  • Kensington and Chelsea.
  • Hammersmith and Fulham.
  • Wandsworth.
  • Lambeth.
  • Southwark.
  • Tower Hamlets.

Is Croydon rough area?

Croydon – 4,781

The most dangerous borough in London so far this year in Croydon. Croydon has been the most violent borough considerably this year with 1,617 violent crimes reported. The second most common crime in the area has been vehicle offences with 682 incidents.

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What is Croydon famous for?

By the early 20th century, Croydon was an important industrial area, known for car manufacture, metal working and Croydon Airport.

Population 192,064 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference TQ335655
• Charing Cross 9.4 mi (15.1 km) N
London borough Croydon