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Encyclopedia > Thanet (district)
Thanet District
Thanet
Shown within Kent
Geography
Status: District
Region: South East England
Admin. County: Kent
Area:
- Total
Ranked 241st
103.30 km²
Admin. HQ: Margate
ONS code: 29UN
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2004 est.)
- Density
Ranked 144th
127,900
1,238 / km²
Ethnicity: 97.7% White
Politics
Thanet District Council
http://www.thanet.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MPs: Roger Gale, Stephen Ladyman

Thanet is a local government district of Kent, England which was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, and came into being on 1 April of 1974. It occupies the area known as the Isle of Thanet. The district is divided into 23 wards, some of which are included in the three traditional coastal resorts of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Image File history File links KentThanet. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... The BOGUS regions, also known as BOGUS FASCIST SCOTTISH Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... South East England is one of the official regions of England. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Margate was known as Meregate (in 1254) or Margate (in 1293) is on the Isle of Thanet in Kent, England. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by population. ... The United Kingdom is divided into four parts, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Roger James Gale (born 20 August 1943, Poole) is an English politician. ... Dr Stephen John Ladyman (born November 6, 1952) is a British politician, and Labour Party member of Parliament for Thanet South. ... Non-metropolitan districts (usually just called Districts) are local government sub-divisions of English Counties. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... The Isle of Thanet is an area of northeast Kent, England. ... Margate was known as Meregate (in 1254) or Margate (in 1293) is on the Isle of Thanet in Kent, England. ... Broadstairs is a town in Kent, England, with a population of about 22. ... Ramsgate is an English seaside town on the Isle of Thanet in East Kent. ...


The civil parishes located in the district are: In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ...

Margate and Ramsgate are unparished areas. The district was formed by the merger of Margate and Ramsgate municipal boroughs with Broadstairs and St Peter's urban district and part of Eastry Rural District. An Isle of Thanet Rural District had existed from 1894 and the Local Government Act 1894 until it was abolished in 1935 to form part of Eastry RD. Acol (formerly Acholt) is a village in the English county of Kent. ... Birchington-on-sea is a town in Thanet, Kent. ... Broadstairs is a town in Kent, England, with a population of about 22. ... Manston is a place in the Thanet district of Kent. ... Map sources for Minster-in-Thanet at grid reference TR308648 Minster-in-Thanet is a village on the Isle of Thanet in Kent, England, to the west of Ramsgate and to the north east of Canterbury. ... Monkton could be Monkton, Devon Monkton, Kent See also: Moncton This article consisting of geographical locations is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... A borough is a political division originally used in England. ... Broadstairs is a town in Kent, England, with a population of about 22. ... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Local Government Act 1894 (57 & 58 Vict. ...


Because of the three towns, almost the entire coastal area is built on. From Birchington, via Westgate-on-Sea, Margate, Cliftonville, Kingsgate to Ramsgate there is scarely any unused seafront. Where it is not built upon, the coastline is slightly higher - for example at North Foreland. The whole district suffers from seasonal unemployment, in spite of its proximity to London. Birchington-on-sea is a town in Thanet, Kent. ... Westgate-on-Sea is situated on the North Kent coast to the west of Margate. ... Margate is a town in the district known as the Isle of Thanet (though no longer an island) in Kent, England (population about 57,000). ... Ramsgate is an English seaside town on the Isle of Thanet in East Kent. ...


The district is bordered by the City of Canterbury district to west, and the Dover district to the south. The City of Canterbury is a local government district with city status in Kent, England. ... Dover is a local government district in Kent, England. ...


Railway lines encircle the island, giving access to London by two routes. Road links approach from the North Kent coast, Canterbury and Dover. There is an airport at Manston recently renamed Kent International Airport. Ferry services operate to the Continent from Ramsgate. This article is about the British city. ... St Peters St, Canterbury, from the West Gate, 1993 Canterbury (Latin: Duroverum) is a cathedral city in the county of Kent in southeast England. ... Map sources for Dover at grid reference TR315415 Arms of Dover Borough Council This article is about the English port town. ... Manston is a place in the Thanet district of Kent. ... Kent International Airport (IATA airport code: MSE) is an airport, formerly a Royal Air Force airbase (RAF Manston), in Kent, England. ...


See also

Thanet has a comprehensive range of clubs and societies. ...

External links

  • District website


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Test Valley is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. ... Tonbridge and Malling is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... Tunbridge Wells is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire in England. ... Waverley is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England. ... Wealden is a local government district in East Sussex, England. ... West Berkshire is an local government district in Berkshire, South East England, governed by a unitary authority (West Bershire Council). ... West Oxfordshire is a local government district in north west Oxfordshire, England including towns such as Woodstock, Chipping Norton, Charlbury, and Witney (where the council is based). ... The City of Winchester is a local government district in Hampshire with city status. ... The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a unitary authority in Berkshire, South East England. ... Woking is a large town and local government district with borough status in the west of Surrey in South East England. ... Wokingham is a local government district in Berkshire, England. ... -1... Wycombe is an local government district in Buckinghamshire in south central England. ...

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Thanet (district) (227 words)
Thanet is a local government district of Kent, England which was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, and came into being on 1 April of 1974.
The district was formed by the merger of Margate and Ramsgate municipal boroughs with Broadstairs and St Peter's urban district and part of Eastry Rural District.
The district is bordered by the City of Canterbury district to west, and the Dover district to the south.
Thanet Plan 4 (13536 words)
Thanet residents should be given the choice and opportunity to shop for high quality goods within the district and should not be forced to travel long distances to purchase their chosen goods.
The District Council considers that encouragement should be given to a return to the focus of these town centres on their harbour and waterfront areas and initiatives and policies are being put in place to achieve this.
The District Council believe that Margate and Ramsgate can become as successful as Broadstairs in achieving a thriving economy with a variety of uses and it is considered that Broadstairs could act as a model for them to follow allowing them to strengthen their economies.
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