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Gillingham(jĭl`ĭng-əm), town, SE England, on the Medway River, part of the unitary borough of Medway (which also includes ChathamChatham,
town, Kent, SE England, on the Medway River. Chatham, Rochester, and Gillingham form a contiguous urban area that is now the unitary borough of Medway. Chatham was a major naval station, with well-equipped dockyards, dry docks, and shipbuilding and repairing equipment;
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town, SE England, on the Medway River, chief town of the borough of Medway, which also includes Chatham and Gillingham. Cement, heavy machinery, electronic equipment, precision tools, and clothing are made.
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a city and port in the county of Kent, Great Britain. Located at the mouth of the Medway River. Population, 90,900 (1970). The primary source of employment is the naval base in Chatham, where there are ship repair and other related enterprises. There are cement plants in Gillingham.