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Dover District

Dover District
Non-metropolitan district
Dover shown within Kent
Dover shown within Kent
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Non-metropolitan county Kent
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Dover
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Dover District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Liberal Democrat (council NOC))
 • MPs Charlie Elphicke
Laura Sandys
Area
 • Total 121.56 sq mi (314.84 km2)
Area rank 285th (of 326)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 63,176
 • Rank 309th (of 326)
 • Density 520/sq mi (200/km2)
 • Ethnicity 99.5% White (British)
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 29UE (ONS)
E07000108 (GSS)
OS grid reference
Website .uk.gov.doverwww

Dover is a local government district in Kent, England. Dover is its administrative centre. It was formed on 1 April 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: Deal, Dover and Sandwich; and the parishes below:

The northern boundary of the district is the coalfield, situated around Tilmanstone and Betteshanger. Technically speaking, half of the underwater section of the Channel Tunnel is under British Sovereignty and thus part of the district.

Communications

Deal Timeball is a Victorian maritime Greenwich Mean Time signal located on the roof of a waterfront four-storey tower. It was established in 1855 by the Astronomer Royal George Biddell Airy in collaboration with Charles V. Walker.

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.

See also

External links

  • Parish listing
  • Deal High Street winner of the Telegraph's first High Street of the Year award
  • Kent coalfield history
  • Dover pictorial website
  • Dover Community Radio (DCR)


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