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Dartford

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Borough of Dartford
Dartford

Shown within Kent
Geography
Status: Borough
Region: South East England
Admin. County: Kent
Area:
- Total
Ranked 278th
72.77 km²
Admin. HQ: Dartford
ONS code: 29UD
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2002 est.)
- Density
Ranked 264th
86,440
1,188 / km²
Ethnicity: 94.5% White
2.7% S.Asian
Politics
Dartford Borough Council
http://www.dartford.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative + Independent
MP: Howard Stoate
Dartford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. It has a population of 80,000 and is part of the London commuter belt.

It is known for the Dartford Crossing, a pair of road tunnels under and a more recently-constructed bridge over the River Thames, linking Kent and Essex and forming part of the M25 motorway.

As of October, 2003, Dartford's MP is Howard Stoate (Labour).

The current borough was formed on April 1, 1974 as a merger of the old borough of Dartford, the Swanscombe urban district, and part of Dartford Rural District.

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