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Ashford (borough)

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Borough of Ashford
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Ashford


Shown within Kent
Geography
Status:Borough
Region:South East England
Admin. County:Kent
Area:
- Total
Ranked 82nd
580.62 km²
Admin. HQ:Ashford
ONS code:29UB
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 204th
105,907
182 / km²
Ethnicity:97.6% White
Politics
Ashford Borough Council
http://www.ashford.gov.uk
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MP:Damian Green

Ashford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. Its council is based in the town of Ashford.

The borough was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of Ashford and Tenterden Urban Districts with the Rural Districts of East Ashford, West Ashford and Tenterden. There are two towns in the Borough: Ashford and Tenterden. For administrative purposes, Ashford is divided into 18 wards; the remainder of the Borough includes the following 35 villages:

The area, once mainly rural, is now fast becoming an industrial and commercial centre, particularly where the town of Ashford is concerned. The corridor caused by the M20 motorway and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and its International Station have led to much hitherto agricultural land being turned to other uses.



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