River is a village and civil parish in Kent, England, United Kingdom, situated between the historic town of Dover and the neighbouring village of Temple Ewell. "Village" is a somewhat loose term for River; it is a community of several thousand and is probably more usefully regarded as a suburb of Dover. In the 2001 UK census the parish had a population of 3,775 and the ward in Dover District: 4,466.
River owes its early existence to milling. The River Dour, which runs through the village and along which Lower Road is built, once supported several water-powered flour and paper mills.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article River, Kent.
River was a civil parish in Dover Rural District from 1894 until 1960. In 1960 River merged with the neighbouring parish of Temple Ewell to become the civil parish of Temple Ewell with River. Since 1974 the area has been part of the Dover non-metropolitan District.