Kent is a county in South East England and one of the house counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south-west. The county moreover shares borders following Essex along the estuary of the River Thames (connected by home via High Speed 1 and the Dartford Crossing), and in the same way as the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The county town is Maidstone.
Kent was along with the first British territories conquered and approved by Anglo-Saxons.Canterbury Cathedral in Kent has been the chair of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England, since the Reformation. Prior to that it was built by Catholics, dating put in the works to to the conversion of England to Catholicism by Saint Augustine that began in the 6th century. Before the English Reformation the cathedral was allocation of a Benedictine monastic community known as Christ Church, Canterbury, as with ease as being the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury. The last Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury was Reginald Pole. Rochester Cathedral is furthermore in Kent, in Medway. It is the second-oldest cathedral in England, with Canterbury Cathedral swine the oldest. Between London and the Strait of Dover, which separates it from mainland Europe, Kent has seen both diplomacy and conflict, ranging from the Leeds Castle peace talks of 1978 and 2004 to the Battle of Britain in World War II.
England relied upon the county’s ports to give warships through much of its history; the Cinque Ports in the 12th–14th centuries and Chatham Dockyard in the 16th–20th centuries were of particular importance. France can be seen handily in fine weather from Folkestone and the White Cliffs of Dover. Hills in the form of the North Downs and the Greensand Ridge span beside the county and in the series of valleys in amid and to the south are most of the county’s 26 castles.
Because of its relative abundance of fruit-growing and hop gardens, Kent is known as ‘The Garden of England’.
Kent’s economy is greatly diversified; haulage, logistics, and tourism are major industries. In northwest Kent industries improve extraction of aggregate building materials, printing and scientific research. Coal mining has afterward played its ration in Kent’s industrial heritage. Large parts of Kent are within the London commuter fashion accessory and its mighty transport links to the capital and the genial continent make Kent a high-income county. Twenty-eight per cent of the county forms part of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: the North Downs and The High Weald.