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City of Canterbury

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City of Canterbury
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Canterbury


Shown within Kent
Geography
Status:City
Region:South East England
Admin. County:Kent
Area:
- Total
Ranked 153rd
308.84 km²
Admin. HQ:Canterbury
ONS code:29UC
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 122nd
139,492
452 / km²
Ethnicity:96.6% White
Politics
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Arms of Canterbury City Council


Canterbury City Council
http://www.canterbury.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MPs:Julian Brazier, Roger Gale

The City of Canterbury is a local government district with city status in Kent, England. The main settlement in the district is Canterbury, the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

It was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of the existing city of Canterbury with Whitstable and Herne Bay urban districts and Bridge-Blean Rural District. There are 26 parishes within the district (see link below), as well as the towns of Herne Bay, Whitstable and Fordwich. All those, and the cathedral city itself, make up the 'City of Canterbury' district.

Geography

The area is in the main rural, although the entire coastal strip is taken up by the almost unbroken sprawl of seaside towns from Seasalter to Herne Bay. Between them and the city there is high land, well wooded, south of which the River Stour flows from its source beyond Ashford. The city of Canterbury stands upon this river. Although it was primarily religious in its foundation, Canterbury is now also the home of the University of Kent. Canterbury stood at the end of the Pilgrims Way, and also on the Roman road Watling Street: the main London to Dover road which replaced the latter now bypasses the city.

See also

The more extensive article at Canterbury, Kent

External links



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