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Ramsgate, Kent

Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England. It was one of the great English seaside towns of the 19th century and is a member of the ancient confederation of Cinque Ports. It has a population of around 40,000. Ramsgate's main attraction is its coastline and its main industries are tourism and fishing. The town has one of the largest marinas on the English south coast and Port of Ramsgate has provided cross channel ferries for many years.
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR3864
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01843
Population39,639 (2001 Census)

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


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

Ramsgate, watering-place and seaport, market town and par., and member of the Cinque Port of Sandwich, Kent - par. and Cinque Port, 308 ac., pop. 16,234; town (including also the greater part of St Lawrence Thanet par.), 4 miles SE.

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