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Dartford, city (1991 pop. 62,032) and district, Kent, SE England, near London. Industries include flour milling and the manufacture of paper, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and cement. In 1355, Edward III founded an Augustinian convent there. The rebellion led by Wat Tyler started at Dartford in 1381.

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