Kent

 

The following locations have registered studies:

loading map - please wait...

Kent: 51.278708, 0.521725

Kent is a county in South East England and is one of the home counties. With a defined boundary with Essex in the middle of the Thames Estuary, Kent also has a nominal border with France, halfway through the Channel Tunnel. The county also borders Greater London to the north west near Swanley and Dartford, Surrey near Westerham and East Sussex near Tunbridge Wells. Maidstone is its county town and historically Rochester and Canterbury have been accorded city status, though only the latter still holds it.

Kent's location between London and continental Europe has led to it being in the front line of several conflicts, including the Battle of Britain during World War II.

Due to the abundance of orchards and hop gardens in Kent, the county is traditionally known as 'The Garden of England' – a name often applied when marketing the county or its produce, although other regions have tried to lay claim to the title. Major industries in the north west of Kent have included cement, papermaking and aircraft construction though these are now in decline. Coal mining has also played its part in Kent's industrial heritage.

The following locations have registered studies: