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[[Image:Kent Arms.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Arms of Kent County Council, granted 17 October 1933]]
 
[[Image:Kent Arms.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Arms of Kent County Council, granted 17 October 1933]]
Kent is a [[county]] that covers the south east tip of [[England]], and is the closest part of England to mainland [[Europe]] (20 miles/33 km across the Strait of Dover).<ref>The Strait of Dover [http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images_topic.php3?topic=oceans&img_id=17367 Earth Observatory/NASA] Accessed July 16 2007</ref> Towns and cities include [[Maidstone]], [[Margate]], and [[Canterbury]]. Canterbury is the headquarters of the [[Church of England]]. On April 28, 2007 east Kent was struck by a magnitude 4.3 earth tremor.
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Kent is a [[county]] that covers the south east tip of [[England]], and is the closest part of England to mainland [[Europe]] (20 miles/33 km across the Strait of Dover).<ref>The Strait of Dover [http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images_topic.php3?topic=oceans&img_id=17367 Earth Observatory/NASA] Accessed July 16 2007</ref> Towns and cities include the [[Medway Towns]], [[Maidstone]], [[Margate]], [[Canterbury]], and the passenger ferry ports [[Dover]] and [[Folkestone]]. In addition, the [[Channel Tunnel]] runs from Cheriton, near Folkestone, to Sangatte, near [[Calias]] in northern [[France]]. Canterbury is the headquarters of the [[Church of England]].
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Kent is known as 'the garden of England'.
  
The legendary birthplace of [[King Arthur]] is in Kent, as well.
 
 
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[[Category:United Kingdom Counties]]
 
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Revision as of 06:23, 11 February 2010

Arms of Kent County Council, granted 17 October 1933

Kent is a county that covers the south east tip of England, and is the closest part of England to mainland Europe (20 miles/33 km across the Strait of Dover).[1] Towns and cities include the Medway Towns, Maidstone, Margate, Canterbury, and the passenger ferry ports Dover and Folkestone. In addition, the Channel Tunnel runs from Cheriton, near Folkestone, to Sangatte, near Calias in northern France. Canterbury is the headquarters of the Church of England.

Kent is known as 'the garden of England'.

References

  1. The Strait of Dover Earth Observatory/NASA Accessed July 16 2007