Sevenoaks District facts for kids
Sevenoaks shown within Kent
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South East England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Sevenoaks District Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet ( )|
|• MPs||Michael Fallon
|• Total||142.99 sq mi (370.34 km2)|
|Area rank||112th (of 326)|
|• Rank||(of 326)|
|• Ethnicity||95.2% White
1.2% Mixed Race
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||29UK (ONS)
|OS grid reference||TQ525555|
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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