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Whitstable, Kent

Whitstable is a seaside town in Northeast Kent, Southeast England. It is approximately 8 kilometres north of the city of Canterbury and approximately 3 kilometres west of the seaside town of Herne Bay. It is part of the City of Canterbury district and has a population of about 30,000. Whitstable is famous for its oysters, which have been collected in the area since at least Roman times. The town itself dates back to before the writing of the Domesday Book.
DistrictCity of Canterbury
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR1166
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01227
Population30,195 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Whitstable, Kent has been known in the past


Whitstable, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Whitstable.-- seaport and par. with ry. sta. (Whitstable on Sea), Kent, 6 miles NW. of Canterbury by rail, 3601 ac. and 561 foreshore, pop. 4882; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Whitstable is the port of Canterbury, and carries on a considerable shipping trade, especially in coals. It has extensive oyster fisheries, for which it has been famous from the days of the Romans, the oysters of Whitstable being the most delicate in the market.

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