Kent is a county in South East England, to the south east of London. Major towns and cities in Kent include Canterbury, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Ashford, Folkestone, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Dartford, Gravesend, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Deal and Dover. France, which on a good day, can be seen clearly from Folkestone and the White Cliffs of Dover, lies across the Channel and is easily reached by regular ferry services from ports including Dover and Folkestone.
Kent has a very diverse economy with major industries including haulage, logistics, tourism, technology and scientific research. With its good transport connections many people also commute into London. Tourist attractions in Kent include Canterbury Cathedral which has been the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury since the 6th century, HM dockyard Chatham and numerous castles.
Famous people born in Canterbury: Orlando Bloom and Mick Jagger, musician