Because of its relative abundance of fruit-growing and hop gardens, Kent is known as "The Garden of England".
Kent's economy is greatly diversified; haulage, logistics, and tourism are major industries.
Between London and the Strait of Dover, which separates it from mainland Europe, Kent has seen both diplomacy and conflict, ranging from the Leeds Castle peace talks of 19 to the Battle of Britain in World War II.
England relied on the county's ports to provide warships through much of its history; the Cinque Ports in the 12th–14th centuries and Chatham Dockyard in the 16th–20th centuries were of particular importance.
Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.
It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south-west.
Hills in the form of the North Downs and the Greensand Ridge span the length of the county and in the series of valleys in between and to the south are most of the county's 26 castles.These people regarded the city of Canterbury as their capital.