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Where is Rochester?

Rochester is located in the county of Kent, South East England, one mile north-west of the major town of Chatham, and 28 miles east of London. Rochester lies five miles south of the Essex border. Rochester falls within the unitary authority of Medway. It is in the ME2 postcode district. The post town for Rochester is Rochester.

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

Rochester on a map

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

Which county is Rochester in?

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

Ceremonial CountyKent
Historic CountyKent
Administrative CountyMedway

Where is Rochester in Kent?

Rochester is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Kent, and towards the westernmost extremity of Kent.

Map showing location of Rochester within Kent
Location of Rochester within Kent

What is the postcode for Rochester?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Rochester is ME2 4AT.

Where is Rochester in ME2?

Rochester is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the ME2 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the ME2 postcode district.

Map showing location of Rochester within ME2
Location of Rochester within ME2

What is the post town for Rochester?

The post town for Rochester is Rochester. Rochester is in the ME2 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Rochester.

What is the latitude and longitude of Rochester?

The centre of Rochester is located at position 51.3956° latitude and 0.49548° longitude.

Latitude51.3956°
Longitude0.49548°

What is the easting and northing of Rochester?

The centre of Rochester is located at the grid reference easting 573703 and northing 169240 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting573703
Northing169240

What are the nearest towns to Rochester?

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

north-west
1m
Rochester is 1 mile north-west of Chatham
north-west
4m
Rochester is 4 miles north-west of Gillingham
north-east
5m
Rochester is 5 miles north-east of Snodland
south-east
6m
Rochester is 6 miles south-east of Gravesend
south-east
7m
Rochester is 7 miles south-east of Northfleet
south-east
7m
Rochester is 7 miles south-east of Tilbury
north-east
8m
Rochester is 8 miles north-east of West Malling
north
9m
Rochester is 9 miles north of Maidstone
south
9m
Rochester is 9 miles south of Stanford-le-Hope
south-east
9m
Rochester is 9 miles south-east of Grays

What are the nearest cities to Rochester?

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

south
24m
Rochester is 24 miles south of Chelmsford
west
27m
Rochester is 27 miles west of Canterbury
east
27m
Rochester is 27 miles east of City of London
east
28m
Rochester is 28 miles east of City of Westminster
east
28m
Rochester is 28 miles east of London
south-east
44m
Rochester is 44 miles south-east of St Albans
north-east
48m
Rochester is 48 miles north-east of Brighton and Hove
south
58m
Rochester is 58 miles south of Cambridge
north-east
68m
Rochester is 68 miles north-east of Chichester
south
70m
Rochester is 70 miles south of Ely

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