|Name||Barnet (London Borough)|
|Located in||Greater London, England (1965 - )|
|See also||Finchley, Middlesex, England||municipal district from which it was formed in 1965|
|Hendon, Middlesex, England||municipal district from which it was formed in 1965|
|Friern Barnet, Middlesex, England||municipal district from which it was formed in 1965|
|East Barnet, Hertfordshire, England||urban district from which it was formed in 1965|
|Barnet, Hertfordshire, England||urban district from which it was formed in 1965|
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The London Borough of Barnet is a suburban London borough in north London, England, forming part of Outer London. It is the second largest London borough by population with 331,500 inhabitants and covers an area of 86.74 square kilometres (33 sq mi), the fourth highest. It borders Hertfordshire to the north and five other London boroughs: Harrow and Brent to the west, Camden and Haringey to the south-east and Enfield to the east. The local authority is the Barnet London Borough Council.
The borough was formed under the London Government Act 1963 in 1965 from the following municipal boroughs and urban districts:
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- A very useful FREE site for anyone researching their London ancestors between the years 1690-1800 is London Lives. This is a fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names.
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