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Capel-le-Ferne

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Capel-le-Ferne is a village situated near Folkestone, Kent. Its name derives from the phrase "Chapel in the Ferns". It had a population in 2011 of 1,884. It is perched on top of the White Cliffs of Dover.Its foremost attraction is the Battle of Britain Memorial, opened by the Queen Mother on 9 July 1993 and dedicated to those who fought in the battle. The Memorial is built upon part of a former World War 2 coastal battery (No. 2 and No. 3 guns). The other part of the Coastal Battery is privately held and under restoration. The Channel Tunnel runs underneath the northernmost part of the village.The village is twinned with the commune of Oye-Plage in the Pas-de-Calais department in France, about 7 miles (12 km) east of Calais.TransportThe New Dover Road, B2011, that runs between Folkestone and Dover, is the main carriageway. The nearby A20 used by freight and ferry traffic heading for the port of Dover.TourismThe cliffs offer a spectacular walking opportunity, towards the East Cliff and Warren Country Park in the direction of Folkestone. Towards Dover, Samphire Hoe can be reached and the area is popular for walking or cycling.GovernanceAn electoral ward with the same name exists. This ward includes Hougham Without and at the 2011 census had a population of 2,347.
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