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Canterbury is an historic English cathedral city, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a district of Kent in South East England. It lies on the River Stour. Originally a Brythonic settlement called *Duroù¯ernon (composed of the ancient British roots *duro- "stronghold", *ù¯erno- "alder tree"), it was renamed Durovernum Cantiacorum by the Roman conquerors in the 1st century AD.
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR1457
OS Settlement ClassificationCity
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01227
Population43,431 (2001)

Other names by which Canterbury has been known in the past

Archbishops Palace ~ Caer Kent ~ Cant Wara Burig ~ Canterberry ~ Canterbery ~ Canterburie ~ Cantuaria ~ Christchurch ~ Darvenum ~ Dorobernia ~ Durovernum ~ East Bridge Hospital ~ Eastbridge Hospital ~ Gregory St ~ Maidstone ~ Old Castle ~ St Gregory ~ Cantuariensis

Canterbury in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Archbishop's Palace, precinct, Blean par., E. Kent, 2 miles NW. of Canterbury, 4 ac., pop. 178.

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