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Sevenoaks District
Non-metropolitan district
Sevenoaks shown within Kent
Sevenoaks shown within Kent
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Non-metropolitan county Kent
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Sevenoaks
Incorporated 1 April 1974
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Sevenoaks District Council
 • Total 142.99 sq mi (370.34 km2)
Area rank 112th (of 326)
 (2005 est.)
 • Rank (of 326)
 • Ethnicity
95.2% White
1.5% S.Asians
1.2% Black
1.2% Mixed Race
Time zone UTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code 29UK (ONS)
E07000111 (GSS)
Front view of Hever Castle, Kent
Hever Castle is in Sevenoaks district

Sevenoaks is a local government district in west Kent, England. Its council is based in the town of Sevenoaks.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Sevenoaks Urban District, Sevenoaks Rural District and part of Dartford Rural District.


The area is approximately evenly divided between buildings and infrastructure on the one hand and woodland or agricultural fields on the other. It contains the upper valley of the River Darenth and some headwaters of the River Eden.

The vast majority of the district is covered by the Metropolitan Green Belt.

In terms of districts, it borders Dartford to the north, Gravesham to the northeast, Tonbridge and Malling to the east, briefly Tunbridge Wells to the southeast. It also borders two which, equal to it, do not have borough status, the Wealden district of East Sussex to the south and the Tandridge district of Surrey to the southwest. It borders the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley to the northwest.

In the 2011 Census, the district had a population of 114,893.

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