Swale is a local government district with borough status in Kent, England and is bounded by Medway to the
west, Canterbury to the east, Ashford to the south and Maidstone to the south west.
Its council is based in Sittingbourne. The district is named after the narrow channel called The Swale, that
separates the mainland of Kent from the Isle of Sheppey, and which occupies the central part of the district.