About the Center
Canterbury is an English cathedral city. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Canterbury lies on the famous river named as Stour. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the chief bishop of the Church of England. The globally Anglican Communion functioned as the Apostle to the Kingdom known as pagan of Kent around the turn of the 7th century. The city's cathedral turns into a key focus of pilgrimage. It is because of the martyrdom of Thomas Becket in 1170.
The Canterbury area has been inhabited since old times. Lower Palaeolithic axes and pots of Neolithic and Bronze Age have been found in the area. Canterbury was first noted as the main settlement of the Celtic tribe of the Cantiaci. In the 1st century, the Romans captured the settlement and named it as “Durovernum Cantiacorum”.
Canterbury is located at the position of 51°16′30″N 1°05′13″E (51.275, 1.087) in East Kent. The coastal towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable are 6 miles ( nearly 10 km) to the north, and Faversham is 8 miles (approximately 13 km) to the north-west. The civil township of Thanington Without is to the south-west; the rest of the city is unparished. Harbledown, Wincheap and Hales Place are chief suburbs of the city.
At the 2001 UK census, the total population of the Canterbury's urban area wards was 43,432. In the year of 2011, the total area population was counted up as 151,200, with an 11.7% increase from 2001.
The 2001 census, residents of the Canterbury, had an average age of 37.1 years. Of the 17,536 households, 10% were lone parents, 39% were couples, 35% were one-person households, and 15% other. Of those aged from 16 to 74 in the city, 27% had a higher education qualification, which was higher than the 20% national average.