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The London Borough of Hackney is a London borough located northeast of the City of London. It is currently part of the subregion of East London, though was formerly included in North/North East London/. It is one of the boroughs of Inner London. The local authority is Hackney London Borough Council. Hackney's southwestern boundary is adjacent to the City and Broadgate.
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Other names by which Hackney, Hackney has been known in the past
Hackney, Hackney in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Hackney, parl. bor. and par. (ry. stations, Hackney and Hackney Downs Junction), Middlesex, in NE. of London -- par., 3297 ac., pop. 163,681; bor., including Hackney par. and Stoke Newington par.), 3935 ac., pop. 186,462; Hackney returns 3 members to Parliament -- 3 divisions, viz., North, Central, and South, 1 member for each division; its representation was increased from 2 to 3 members in 1885, when its parl. limits were reduced by the formation of the new parl. bors. of Bethnal Green and Shoreditch.
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