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Folkestone

[fohk-stuh n] /ˈfoʊk stən/
noun
1.
a seaport in E Kent, in SE England, on the Strait of Dover.
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Folkestone

/ˈfəʊkstən/
noun
1.
a port and resort in SE England, in E Kent. Pop: 45 273 (2001)
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town, Shepway district, administrative and historic county of Kent, England. Once a "limb" of the Cinque Port of Dover (7 mi [11 km] east), Folkestone shared that town's privileges and duties until, in 1629, the local inhabitants obtained a license to build a port. From the beginning of the railway age, Folkestone developed both as a cross-Channel passenger port (Boulogne, Fr., lies 26 mi away) and as a high-class seaside resort. Today Folkestone is at the English terminus of the Channel Tunnel to France. Along the sandy cliff to the west, the Leas, a broad promenade with lawns, extends 2 mi to Sandgate above the shore road and gardens. William Harvey, the 17th-century physician, was a native and is commemorated by a statue on the Leas

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