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City of Canterbury
Image:KentCanterbury.png
Shown within Kent
Geography
Status:City
Region:South East England
Admin. County:Kent
Area:
- Total
Ranked 153rd
308.84 km²
Admin. HQ:Canterbury
ONS code:29UC
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
Ranked 117th
143,700
465 / km²
Ethnicity:96.6% White
Politics
Image:Arms-canterbury.jpg
Canterbury City Council
http://www.canterbury.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MPs:Julian Brazier, Roger Gale

The City of Canterbury is a local government district with city status in Kent, England. The main settlement in the district is Canterbury, the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. See the Canterbury article for the main description of Canterbury.

The district was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of the existing city of Canterbury with the Whitstable and Herne Bay Urban Districts, and Bridge-Blean Rural District. The latter district entirely surrounded the city; the urban districts occupied the coastal area to the north.

Within the district are the towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable, which with the parishes (shown below) and the cathedral city itself, make up the 'City of Canterbury' district.

There are 26 parishes within the district, as follows:


[edit] Geography

The area is in the main rural, although the entire coastal strip is taken up by the almost unbroken sprawl of seaside towns from Seasalter, west of Whitstable to Herne Bay, Kent. Between them and the city there is high land, well wooded, south of which the River Great Stour flows from its source beyond Ashford. The city of Canterbury stands upon this river. Although it was primarily religious in its foundation, Canterbury is now also the home of the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. Canterbury stood at the end of the Pilgrims' Way, and also on the Roman road Watling Street: the A2 road (London to Dover) which replaced the latter now bypasses the city.

[edit] See also

The more extensive article at Canterbury, Kent


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The city of Canterbury in Kent, South East England
with the surrounding suburbs, villages, towns and parishes :

AdishamBarhamBekesbourneBekesbourne-with-PatrixbourneBishopsbourneBleanBridgeCharthamChartham HatchChestfieldChisletEast StourmouthFordwichGreenhillHackingtonHarbledownHerneHerne and BroomfieldHerne BayHersdenHoathIckhamIckham and WellKingstonLittlebourneLower HardresMarshsidePatrixbournePethamPlucks GutterReculverStourmouthSturrySwalecliffeTankertonThanington WithoutTyler HillUpper HarbledownUpper HardresWalthamWestbereWhitstableWickhambreauxWomenswold

The district of the City of Canterbury
List of places in Kent


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Adur | Arun | Ashford | Aylesbury Vale | Basingstoke and Deane | Bracknell Forest | Brighton & Hove | Canterbury | Cherwell | Chichester | Chiltern | Crawley | Dartford | Dover | Eastbourne | East Hampshire | Eastleigh | Elmbridge | Epsom and Ewell | Fareham | Gosport | Gravesham | Guildford | Hart | Hastings | Havant | Horsham | Isle of Wight | Lewes | Maidstone | Medway | Mid Sussex | Milton Keynes | Mole Valley | New Forest | Oxford | Portsmouth | Reading | Reigate and Banstead | Rother | Runnymede | Rushmoor | Sevenoaks | Shepway | Slough | Southampton | South Bucks | South Oxfordshire | Spelthorne | Surrey Heath | Swale | Tandridge | Test Valley | Thanet | Tonbridge and Malling | Tunbridge Wells | Vale of White Horse | Waverley | Wealden | West Berkshire | West Oxfordshire | Winchester | Windsor and Maidenhead | Woking | Wokingham | Worthing | Wycombe

Counties with multiple districts: Berkshire - Buckinghamshire - East Sussex - Hampshire - Kent - Oxfordshire - Surrey - West Sussex


 
Places with City status in England
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Bath | Birmingham | Bradford | Brighton & Hove | Bristol | Cambridge | Canterbury | Carlisle | Chester | Chichester | Coventry | Derby | Durham | Ely | Exeter | Gloucester | Hereford | Kingston upon Hull | Lancaster | Leeds | Leicester | Lichfield | Lincoln | Liverpool | London (City of London and Westminster) | Manchester | Newcastle upon Tyne | Norwich | Nottingham | Oxford | Peterborough | Plymouth | Portsmouth | Preston | Ripon | Saint Albans | Salford | Salisbury | Sheffield | Southampton | Stoke-on-Trent | Sunderland | Truro | Wakefield | Wells | Winchester | Wolverhampton | Worcester | York
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