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Swale

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Borough of Swale
Swale
Shown within Kent
Geography
Status:Borough
Region:South East England
Admin. County:Kent
Area:
- Total
Ranked 126th
373.40 km²
Admin. HQ:Sittingbourne
ONS code:29UM
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 149th
125,314
336 / km²
Ethnicity:98.1% White
Politics
Arms of Swale Borough Council
Swale Borough Council
http://www.swale.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MPs:Hugh Robertson, Derek Wyatt

Swale is a local government district in Kent, England. Its council is based in Sittingbourne. The borough is named after the narrow channel called The Swale, a channel that separates the mainland of Kent from the Isle of Sheppey, and which occupies the central part of the district.

The Roman Watling Street passed through the area, as witness the straightness of the A2 main road, now by-passed by the M2 motorway. Apart from northern coast of the Isle of Sheppey, and the immediate areas around the towns, it is a mainly rural borough.

There are three towns in the borough: Sittingbourne and Faversham on the mainland; Sheerness on the Isle. In addition local government is carried out by the following parish councils:


Swale is also the name of a river in North Yorkshire.



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