Folkestone is a town and the administrative headquarters of the district of Shepway in the county of Kent in the United Kingdom and is situated on the English Channel. The city has about 43,000 inhabitants. Some suburbs and neighborhoods are Capel-Le-distance, Cheriton, Hythe and Hawkinge. Folkestone is located in the region south-east England on the north coast of the English Channel, the Strait as the Atlantic Ocean in the west with one of its marginal seas, the North Sea, the east connects. It is located about 11 kilometers southwest of Dover.
Folkestone is located east of the UK portal of the Euro Tunnel. Major transportation facilities allow the exit of cars and trucks on the shuttle trains and shunting of the latter. In Folkestone begins M20 motorway to London. By the South Eastern Folkestone is connected to the railway. Originally there were four stations: Folkestone West, Folkestone Central, Folkestone Junction and Folkestone Harbour. Folkestone Junction was closed in 1965, Folkestone Harbour in scheduled traffic 2001/2002, but it will still be used for tourism purposes.
Hovercrafts and ferries presented earlier, the connection with the French ports of Boulogne and Calais on the mainland ago. North of the district Cheriton, in the northwest of Folkestone, lies the North West portal of the tunnel €, who under the English Channel runs through it. In the city there are many schools that are in demand during the summer months because most of its coastal location.