The county of Kent, with a population of over 1.6 million people is situated in South East England. The county shares borders with East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London. The channel tunnel is located in Kent and also shares a small border with France. On a clear day it is possible to see France from Folkestone. Kent is the nearest county to the European mainland, historically this has seen Kent involved with many conflicts, including the Battle of Britain during the Second World War. more
Average house prices in Kent are below the national average at £237,000. People looking to buy a house can find semi-detached or terrace houses fairly easily. The average price for a semi-detached house is £218,000 and £174,000 for a terraced house. Average monthly rental costs for a property are £917.
The White Cliffs of Dover are a famous sight for many travellers. Before the popularity of air travel, the most popular route out of the UK was from Dover to Calais by ferry. The white line of the chalk cliffs of Dover were often the last sight for many travellers.
The economy in North Kent is focused heavily in construction and engineering. Northfleet and Cuxton are known for cement making, Swale is known for shipbuilding, Rochester is known for designing and engineering aircrafts and Grain is home to a strong oil refining market. The west of the county is considered more affluent than the east, and this reflects higher property prices in the west. The close proximity of West Kent to London makes it a popular choice for commuters looking to buy a house.
Kent has provided inspiration for many notable artists and writers including Chaucer (Canterbury Tales) and J.M.W. Turner, who spent part of his childhood living in Margate in East Kent.
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|Largest County City:||Maidstone|
|Population density:||444 / km²|