Brent is located within the region of North West London and forms part of Outer London. It is also part of the ceremonial county of Greater London.
Brent was created on the 1st of April 1965. It was formed from a combination of the former Municipal Borough of Willesden of Middlesex and the Municipal Borough of Wembley.
The current Mayor of Brent is Bhagwanji Chonan and the local authority is Brent London Borough Council.
The area’s total land size is 43.24 km2 (16.70 sq mi).
As of mid-2017, Brent had an estimated population of 329,100.
Brent’s area code is 020 and the official website for the borough is www.brent.gov.uk
Major areas in Brent consist of Willesden, Harlesden, Wembley, Kilburn, and Neasden.
Brent is bordered by Barnet to the northeast, Harrow to the northwest, Westminster to the southeast, Camden to the east, and Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea to the south.
The eastern border of Brent mainly consists of the Roman road Watling Street, also referred to as the modern A5.
Brent is made up of three parliamentary constituencies: Brent Central, Hampstead and Kilburn, and Brent North.
Prior to the 2010 UK general election, Brent was divided into three constituencies that were all contained strictly within the borough. These constituencies were Brent North, Brent South, and Brent East.
Brent’s major landmarks include Wembley Stadium, Neasden Temple, Brent Civic Centre, Jubilee Clock Harlesden, Wembley Arena, and Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Kingsbury.
The borough’s name was derived from the River Brent which runs through it.
The head office of Diageo is located in Park Royal, Brent, on a property formerly owned by Guinness Brewery.
Some of Brent’s major parks and open spaces include Roe Green Park, Tiverton Green, Gladstone Park, Queen's Park. Maybank Open Space, King Edward VI Park, Roundwood Park, Barham Park, and One Tree Hill Park.
Brent consists of 21 electoral wards. Some of the wards include Fryent, Barnhill, Dudden Hill, Mapesbury and Welsh Harp.
There is an election every four years for the Brent London Borough Council. The borough currently has 63 councillors elected during each election.
Brent is rich in diversity with its demographic consisting of a large number of individuals with Black African, Black Caribbean, Asian and Indian, Irish, and Eastern European roots.
According to the UK’s 2001 Census, Brent had a population of 263,464. Of this number, 135,658 were female and 127,806 were male. In the same census, 47.71% of the population indicated that they were Christian, 12.26% idenified as Muslim, 17.71% as Hindu, and 10% associated with no religion. A 2011 census indicated slight changes with 41.5% identifying as Christian, 17.8% Hindu, 18.6% Muslim, and 10.6% with no religion.
Brent has three fire stations, namely Wembley, Park Royal, and Willesden.
Some of Brent’s famous residents include Riz Ahmed in Wembley, Laura Aikman in Brent, Lily Allen in Kensal Green, Doc Brown in Willesden, Jay Sean in Harlesden, Graham Cole in Willesden, Diana Churchill in Wembley, Daniel Craig in Queen's Park, Thandie Newton and Rita Ora in Kensal Green.