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UK Place
Population75070 ((2001))
Districts of EnglandMaidstone
Shire countyKent
RegionSouth East England
Other Information
Postcode districtME14 - ME16 ME
Dialling code01622
UK ParliamentMaidstone and The Weald/
Faversham and Mid Kent

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Maidstone is the county town of Kent, England, 32 mi (51.5 km) south-east of London. The River Medway runs through the centre of the town linking Maidstone to Rochester and the Thames Estuary. Historically, the river was a source and route for much of the town's trade. Maidstone was the centre of the agricultural county of Kent, known as the Garden of England. There is evidence of a settlement in the area dating back to beyond the Stone Age.

The town is within the borough of Maidstone. In 2001, the town had a population of 75,070.

Maidstone's economy has changed over the years from being involved in heavy industry, to more light and service industries.

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