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Dover Seaport on the Strait of Dover, Kent, se England. One of the cinque ports, Dover is a resort and cross-Channel ferry port. The nearest point to France on mainland Britain, it was fortified by the Romans. In World War I, it was an important naval base, and suffered intensive bombing during World War II. Its medieval castle contains the remains of a Roman lighthouse and Saxon stronghold. Pop. (2002 est.) 34,700.