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Margate(mär`gĭt), city (1991 pop. 53,137), in the Isle of Thanet, Kent, SE England. It is a seaport with light industries and, since the late 18th cent., a popular resort, especially for Londoners. Of interest is the Church of St. John the Baptist (partly Norman). Steamer service from London functions in the summer.
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a town and resort in SE England, in E Kent on the Isle of Thanet. Pop.: 58 465 (2001)
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