Gillingham (jĭlˈĭng-əm) [key], town, SE England, on the Medway River, part of the unitary borough of Medway (which also includes Chatham and Rochester). Some of the former Chatham dockyards were in Gillingham. Naval and military establishments (notably the Royal School of Military Engineering) are there, in addition to resort facilities. Manufactures include clothing, chemicals, furniture, and electrical components.

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