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Where is Folkestone?

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.

COVID-19: Folkestone coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Kent case numbers. This Folkestone coronavirus map shows the position of Folkestone within Kent, along with the number of cases in Kent and each of the surrounding areas.

Folkestone on a map

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

Which county is Folkestone in?

Folkestone 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 Folkestone in Kent?

Folkestone is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Kent, and towards the easternmost extremity of Kent.

Map showing location of Folkestone within Kent
Location of Folkestone within Kent

What is the postcode for Folkestone?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Folkestone is CT20 1HE.

Where is Folkestone in CT20?

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.

Map showing location of Folkestone within CT20
Location of Folkestone within CT20

What is the post town for Folkestone?

The post town for Folkestone is Folkestone. Folkestone is in the CT20 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Folkestone.

What is the latitude and longitude of Folkestone?

The centre of Folkestone is located at position 51.08172° latitude and 1.18028° longitude.

Latitude51.08172°
Longitude1.18028°

What is the easting and northing of Folkestone?

The centre of Folkestone is located at the grid reference easting 622846 and northing 136189 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting622846
Northing136189

What are the nearest towns to Folkestone?

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

east
4m
Folkestone is 4 miles east of Hythe
south-west
6m
Folkestone is 6 miles south-west of Dover
north-east
12m
Folkestone is 12 miles north-east of New Romney
south-west
14m
Folkestone is 14 miles south-west of Deal
east
14m
Folkestone is 14 miles east of Ashford
north-east
15m
Folkestone is 15 miles north-east of Lydd
south-west
15m
Folkestone is 15 miles south-west of Sandwich
south
20m
Folkestone is 20 miles south of Herne Bay
south
20m
Folkestone is 20 miles south of Whitstable
south-west
20m
Folkestone is 20 miles south-west of Ramsgate

What are the nearest cities to Folkestone?

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

south
14m
Folkestone is 14 miles south of Canterbury
south-east
55m
Folkestone is 55 miles south-east of Chelmsford
east
61m
Folkestone is 61 miles east of Brighton and Hove
south-east
63m
Folkestone is 63 miles south-east of City of London
south-east
64m
Folkestone is 64 miles south-east of City of Westminster
south-east
64m
Folkestone is 64 miles south-east of London
south-east
80m
Folkestone is 80 miles south-east of St Albans
east
87m
Folkestone is 87 miles east of Chichester
south-east
90m
Folkestone is 90 miles south-east of Cambridge
south-east
99m
Folkestone is 99 miles south-east of Ely

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