Borough of Medway

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Borough of Medway
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About this picture
status Unitary Authority , Borough
region South East England
Ceremony county Kent
Administrative headquarters Strood
surface 192.03 km²
Residents 277.855
was standing June 30, 2018
ISO-3166-2 GB-MDW
ONS code 00LC
GSS code E06000035
founding 1998

The Borough of Medway is an independent administrative unit ( Unitary Authority ) in the south-east of England . It was in 1998 from the districts Gillingham and Rochester-upon-Medway the county Kent formed. Medway is in the region of South East England .

The Medway area includes the Medway Towns , an urbanized area that arose from the towns of Chatham , Gillingham and Rochester in Kent on both sides of the River Medway .


The area is the location of the small group of so-called "Medway chambered tombs", a type of megalithic complex or "Stone chambers", which is only represented in Derbyshire and Kent. The area called Medway looks back on a long and eventful history; it was ruled first by Rochester, later by the military facilities at Chatham. Rochester was founded by the Romans on a site that was inhabited as early as the Iron Age to control the junction of the Roman Watling Street with the River Medway. The first cathedral was built in the early seventh century.

In the 16th century, the Royal Navy opened a naval base, Chatham Dockyard , which it used until 1984. The shipyard was protected by several fortresses (including Fort Amherst, Fort Pitt, Fort Borstal and Fort Bridgewoods ; see also: location map under web links ). This is where Britain's most famous ship, the HMS Victory , the flagship of Admiral Nelson , was built.

Medway tried unsuccessfully in 2000 and 2002 to obtain City status .


Web links

  • Location map of the former ring of fort around Chatham. Retrieved March 27, 2017.

Individual evidence

  1. Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Coordinates: 51 ° 25 '  N , 0 ° 34'  E