Dover, located in Kent, in the southeast of England, is an important city and a famous ferry port. It faces directly towards France and is located at the narrowest part of the English Channel, approximately 33 kilometers from Cap Gris Nez in France.
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Dover is located southeast of Canterbury and east of Maidstone. It serves as the county seat of Dover County and the headquarters of the Port of Dover.
Historical excavations have shown that this region was historically a center of influx of people moving in and out of Britain. The city’s name comes from the Dour River, which flows in its vicinity.
Dover has seen notable changes in recent years, including the introduction of high speed rail links to London, the development of new retail areas in the city such as St James’s, which opened in 2018, and significant improvements to the seafront and the beach.
These improvements were followed by the opening of a new 500 meter pier to the west of the harbor and the opening of a new marina as part of a £330 million investment in the area in 2019. Additionally, Dover has attracted attention as a destination. for illegal migrants.
The Port of Dover plays a key role in providing employment opportunities for the city’s residents, along with a significant tourism industry which includes visits to the famous White Cliffs of Dover. In 2019 alone, Dover Castle welcomed more than 368,000 tourists.
Dover is officially classified as a major port city due to its active port activity and relatively small urban population.