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Dover (district)

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Dover District
Dover
Shown within Kent
Geography
Status:District
Region:South East England
Admin. County:Kent
Area:
- Total
Ranked 152nd
314.84 km²
Admin. HQ:Dover
ONS code:29UE
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 208th
105,408
335 / km²
Ethnicity:98.5% White
Politics
Arms of Dover District Council
Dover District Council
http://www.dover.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MPs:Stephen Ladyman, Gwyn Prosser

Dover is a local government district in Kent, England. Dover is its administrative centre. It was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of the boroughs of Deal, Dover, and Sandwich along with Dover Rural District and most of Eastry Rural District. There are three towns within the district: Dover, Deal and Sandwich; and the parishes below:

The northern boundary of the district is the River Stour; on its eastern side is the district of Canterbury; to the south the parish of Capel-le-Ferne; and to the east the Straits of Dover. The southern part of the latter is the point where the North Downs meets the sea, at the so-called ‘White cliffs of Dover’. Further north along the coast, from Deal onwards, the land is at sea level, where the River Stour enters the sea by a circuitous route. It is here, on the sand-dunes, that the Royal St George’s Golf Club, founded in 1887, and of international repute, is situated.

In district are industrial remains of the erstwhile Kent coalfield, situated around Tilmanstone and Betteshanger.

Communications

Crossing Dover district are the Roman roads of Watling Street and that leading from Richborough. Today the main road, the A2, closely follows Watling Street to Dover.

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Administrative counties with multiple districts: Berkshire - Buckinghamshire - East Sussex - Hampshire - Kent - Oxfordshire - Surrey - West Sussex

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