Place:Deal, Kent, England

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NameDeal
Alt namesAddelasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 147
TypeTown, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates51.217°N 1.4°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoDover (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality into which it was absorbed in 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Deal is a town in Kent, England. It lies on the English Channel eight miles north-east of Dover and eight miles south of Ramsgate. It is a former fishing, mining and garrison town. Deal's suburbs include Kingsdown (near Deal), Sholden and Walmer, the latter being a possible location for Julius Caesar's first arrival in Britain.

Deal was named as a 'limb port' of the Cinque Ports in 1278. Due to its position on the Downs, the town grew to become for a while the busiest port in England; today it enjoys the reputation of being a quiet seaside resort, its quaint streets and houses the only reminder of its history.

The coast of France is approximately twenty-five miles from the town, and is visible on clear days.

Since 1974 Deal has been part of the Dover District or Borough of Dover. In 2011 it had a population of just over 30,000.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Deal, Kent. A long description of its history and its relationship to the sea.

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