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Harlesden, Brent

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Harlesden, Brent

Harlesden is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London, UK. Its main focal point is the Jubilee Clock which commemorates Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Harlesden has been praised for its vibrant Caribbean culture and unofficially named London's reggae capital. The population includes people of Afro-Caribbean heritage, as well as Irish Catholic, Brazilian and smaller Portuguese and Colombian communities.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyBrent
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ2183
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020
Population14,818 (Harlesden ward 2007)

Other names by which Harlesden, Brent has been known in the past

Harlesden Green ~ Herulvestune

Harlesden, Brent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Harlesden, eccl. dist., Acton, Hammersmith, and Willesden pars., Middlesex, pop. 3418; forms part of Chelsea.

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