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Barrow-in-Furness (/ˈbæroʊ ɪn ˈfɜːrnəs/ BA-roh in FUR-nəs; commonly known as Barrow) is a town and borough in Cumbria, North West England. Historically part of Lancashire, it was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1867 and merged with adjacent districts in 1974 to form the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness. At the tip of the Furness peninsula, close to the Lake District, it is bordered by Morecambe Bay, the Duddon Estuary and the Irish Sea. In 2011, Barrow's population was 57,000, the second largest urban area in Cumbria after Carlisle. Natives of Barrow, as well as the local dialect, are known as Barrovian. In the Middle Ages, Barrow was a small hamlet with Furness Abbey, on the outskirts of the modern-day town, controlling the local economy before its dissolution in 1537. The iron prospector Henry Schneider arrived in Furness in 1839 and, with other investors, opened the Furness Railway in 1846 to transport iron ore and slate from local mines to the coast. Further hematite deposits were discovered, of sufficient size to develop factories for smelting and exporting steel. By the late 19th century, the Barrow Hematite Steel Company-owned steelworks was the world's largest. Barrow's location and the availability of steel allowed the town to develop into a significant producer of naval vessels, a shift that was accelerated during World War I and the local yard's specialisation in submarines. The original iron- and steel-making enterprises closed down after World War II, leaving Vickers shipyard as Barrow's main industry and employer. Several Royal Navy flagships, the vast majority of its nuclear submarines as well as numerous ocean liners and oil tankers were manufactured at the facility. The end of the Cold War and subsequent decrease in military spending saw high unemployment in the town through lack of contracts; despite this, the BAE Systems shipyard remains operational as the UK's largest by workforce and is undergoing a major expansion associated with the Successor-class submarine programme. Today Barrow is a hub for energy generation and handling. Offshore wind farms form one of the highest concentrations of turbines in the world.

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Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Barrow-in-furness, United Kingdom. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. A gripping city on its own right, Manchester also deserves a visit. Attractions in Manchester include Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village. Also, to reach Barrow-in-furness, you'll have to take a flight to Manchester; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Barrow-in-furness.

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Facts and Stats for Barrow-in-furness*

  • Pollution Statistics in Barrow-in-furness

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    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • Barrow-in-furness: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Barrow-in-furness for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Barrow-in-furness.

    • Burglary and Theft 60 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 61.11 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 67.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 20 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 77.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 55 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70 (High)
  • Living in Barrow-in-furness - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 34.46 (Low)
    • Climate Index 90.66 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 93.1 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.32 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.39 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 135.49 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Barrow-in-furness

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Barrow-in-furness

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.67 USD

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