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Dover (/ˈdoʊvə/; French: Douvres) is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. It faces France across the strait of Dover, the narrowest part of the English Channel, and lies south-east of Canterbury; east of Kent's county town Maidstone; and north-east along the coastline from Dungeness and Hastings. The town is the administrative centre of the Dover District and home of the Dover Calais ferry through the Port of Dover. The surrounding chalk cliffs are known as the White Cliffs of Dover. Its strategic position has been evident throughout its history: archaeological finds have revealed that the area has always been a focus for peoples entering and leaving Britain. The name of the town derives from the name of the river that flows through it, the River Dour. The town has been inhabited since the Stone Age according to archaeological finds, and Dover is one of only a few places in Britain – London, Edinburgh, and Cornwall being other examples – to have a corresponding name in the French language, Douvres. There was a military barracks in Dover, which was closed in 2007. Although many of the former ferry services have declined, services related to the Port of Dover provide a great deal of the town’s employment, as does tourism. The prospect of privatising the sale of the Port of Dover to create increased cash flow for the government was given a recent ironic twist due to the rejection of a possible bid from the town of Calais in France after opposition in Dover against any sale forced the government to withdraw the Port from the market. Local residents had clubbed together to propose buying it for the community, more than 12,000 people have bought a £10 share in the People's Port Trust.

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Facts and Stats for Dover*

  • Dover: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dover for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dover.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 87.5 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 87.5 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Dover - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 24.22 (Low)
    • Climate Index 94.32 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dover

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dover

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.91 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 55.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 90.4 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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