The city-port of Ramsgate is situated in the Eastern part of the County of Kent, on the shores of the North sea. Administratively included in the district of Thanet. Between the port of Ramsgate and the Belgian port of Ostend ferries. Along the coast stretch of Ramsgate’s sandy beaches. The population of the city is 37.967 (2001). The basis of the city’s economy are fishing and tourism.
According to legend, the settlement was founded Ramsgate landed here in the fifth century Anglo-Saxon leaders Hingeston and Horsey. In the year 597 there arrived here from Rome the Christian missionary St. Augustine. In the middle Ages Ramsgate joined the Union Five ports (Cinque Ports). In 1749 was initiated ambitious restructuring and modernization of the port and harbour of Ramsgate, which lasted more than 100 years old (completed in 1851). A greater military role the port played during the Napoleonic wars and Dunkirk evacuation of 1940