Portal:Kent

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Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. The county town is Maidstone. The city of Canterbury and Rochester (which was a city
until 1998
) have cathedrals.

The county has borders with East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London, and a defined boundary with Essex in the middle of the Thames estuary. The area has always had close transport links with Europe through its ports and since 1994 through the Channel Tunnel, it has a nominal border with France halfway along the tunnel.

Kent is known as the "Garden of England" because of its agricultural influence, extensive orchards and hop-gardens. Distinctive oast houses
are common in the countryside, although many have been converted into residential dwellings.

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The stern of HMS Victory

HMS Victory is a 104-gun ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built in Chatham Dockyard, Kent, between 1759 and 1765. She is the oldest naval ship still in commission.

In December 1758, the commissioner of Chatham Dockyard was instructed to prepare a dry dock for the construction of a new 100-gun first-rate ship. The keel was laid on 23 July 1759 in the Old Single Dock (since renamed No. 2 Dock and now Victory Dock), and the name was finally chosen in October 1760. It was to commemorate the Annus Mirabilis or Year of Victories, of 1759.

Once the frame had been constructed it was normal to cover the ship up and leave it for several months to season. However, the end of the Seven Years' War meant that she remained in this condition for nearly three years, which helped her subsequent longevity. Work restarted in autumn 1763 and she was finally launched on 7 May 1765 having cost £63,176 and 3 shillings (present day £50 million) and used around 6000 trees, 90% of which were oak and the remainder elm, pine and fir.

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The Channel Tunnel is a 31 mile long rail tunnel beneath the English Channel connecting England to France.

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Frederick Forsyth (born 25 August 1938 in Ashford, Kent) is an English author and occasional political commentator. He was educated at Tonbridge School.

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Districts in Kent

Kent is divided into 12 local authority districts and Medway Unitary Authority.

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  1. Sevenoaks
  2. Dartford
  3. Gravesham
  4. Tonbridge and Malling
  5. Medway
  6. Maidstone
  7. Tunbridge Wells
  8. Swale
  9. Ashford
  10. City of Canterbury
  11. Shepway
  12. Thanet
  13. Dover

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The County

At the time of the 1831 census, Kent was the 10th largest county, covering 972,240 acres (3,934.5 km2), however by 1871 it had grown to 995,344 acres (4,028.01 km2) and became the 9th largest.

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