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Where is Dover?

Dover is located in the county of Kent, South East England, six miles north-east of the town of Folkestone, 36 miles east of the major town of Maidstone, and 68 miles east of London. Dover falls within the district council of Dover, under the county council of Kent. It is in the CT16 postcode district. The post town for Dover is Dover.

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Dover on a map

Map showing extent of Dover as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Dover
Map showing location of Dover within the UK
Location of Dover within the UK

Which county is Dover in?

Dover is in the ceremonial county of Kent, the historic county of Kent, and the administrative county of Kent.

Ceremonial CountyKent
Historic CountyKent
Administrative CountyKent

Where is Dover in Kent?

Dover is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Kent, and towards the easternmost extremity of Kent.

Map showing location of Dover within Kent
Location of Dover within Kent

What is the postcode for Dover?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Dover is CT16 1DP.

Where is Dover in CT16?

Dover is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the CT16 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the CT16 postcode district.

Map showing location of Dover within CT16
Location of Dover within CT16

What is the post town for Dover?

The post town for Dover is Dover. Dover is in the CT16 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Dover.

What is the latitude and longitude of Dover?

The centre of Dover is located at position 51.12814° latitude and 1.30843° longitude.

Latitude51.12814°
Longitude1.30843°

What is the easting and northing of Dover?

The centre of Dover is located at the grid reference easting 631587 and northing 141745 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting631587
Northing141745

What are the nearest towns to Dover?

Position of Dover relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Dover to the centre of the town.

north-east
6m
Dover is 6 miles north-east of Folkestone
south-west
8m
Dover is 8 miles south-west of Deal
south
10m
Dover is 10 miles south of Sandwich
north-east
11m
Dover is 11 miles north-east of Hythe
south
15m
Dover is 15 miles south of Ramsgate
south
17m
Dover is 17 miles south of Broadstairs
south
18m
Dover is 18 miles south of Margate
south-east
19m
Dover is 19 miles south-east of Herne Bay
north-east
19m
Dover is 19 miles north-east of New Romney
east
19m
Dover is 19 miles east of Ashford

What are the nearest cities to Dover?

Position of Dover relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Dover to the centre of the city.

south-east
14m
Dover is 14 miles south-east of Canterbury
south-east
55m
Dover is 55 miles south-east of Chelmsford
east
66m
Dover is 66 miles east of City of London
east
67m
Dover is 67 miles east of Brighton and Hove
east
67m
Dover is 67 miles east of City of Westminster
east
68m
Dover is 68 miles east of London
south-east
83m
Dover is 83 miles south-east of St Albans
south-east
90m
Dover is 90 miles south-east of Cambridge
east
93m
Dover is 93 miles east of Chichester
south-east
99m
Dover is 99 miles south-east of Ely

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