Folkestone is located in the county of Kent, South East England, four miles east of the town of Hythe, 30 miles north-east of the major town of Hastings, and 64 miles south-east of London. Folkestone falls within the district council of Shepway, under the county council of Kent. It is in the CT20 postcode district. The post town for Folkestone is Folkestone.
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Folkestone is in the ceremonial county of Kent, the historic county of Kent, and the administrative county of Kent.
Folkestone is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Kent, and towards the easternmost extremity of Kent.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Folkestone is CT20 1HE.
Folkestone is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the CT20 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the CT20 postcode district.
The post town for Folkestone is Folkestone. Folkestone is in the CT20 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Folkestone.
The centre of Folkestone is located at position 51.08172° latitude and 1.18028° longitude.
The centre of Folkestone is located at the grid reference easting 622846 and northing 136189 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Folkestone relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Folkestone to the centre of the town.
Position of Folkestone relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Folkestone to the centre of the city.