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Basingstoke (/ˈbeɪzᵻŋstoʊk/ BAY-zing-stohk) is the largest town in Hampshire (though there are several larger cities). It is situated in south central England, and lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. It is located 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Southampton, 48 miles (77 km) southwest of London, and 19 miles (31 km) northeast of the county town and former capital Winchester. According to the 2011 census the town (including its outer suburbs) had a population of 107,355. It is part of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane and part of the parliamentary constituency of Basingstoke. Basingstoke is often nicknamed "Doughnut City" or "Roundabout City" because of the number of large roundabouts. Basingstoke is an old market town expanded in the mid 1960s as a result of an agreement between London County Council and Hampshire County Council. It was developed rapidly after World War II, along with various other towns in the United Kingdom, in order to accommodate part of the London 'overspill' as perceived under the Greater London Plan in 1944. Basingstoke market was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and it remained a small market town until the early 1960s. At the start of World War II the population was little more than 13,000. It still has a regular market, but is now larger than Hampshire County Council's definition of a market town. Basingstoke has become an important economic centre during the second half of the 20th century, and houses the locations of the UK headquarters of De La Rue, Sun Life Financial, The Automobile Association, ST Ericsson, GAME, Motorola, Barracuda Networks, Eli Lilly and Company, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, the leasing arm of BNP Paribas in the UK, and Sony Professional Solutions. It is also the location of the European headquarters of the TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Company. Other industries include publishing (Palgrave Macmillan, etc.), IT, telecommunications, insurance and electronics.

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Facts and Stats for Basingstoke*

  • Pollution Statistics in Basingstoke

    Know the pollution level of Basingstoke before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 26.79 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 34.38 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.88 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Basingstoke: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 39.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.57 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.36 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 33.93 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.71 (Low)
    • Attacks 30.36 (Low)
    • Drug offense 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.29 (Low)
  • Living in Basingstoke - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Basingstoke is 173.93 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 64.19 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.11 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.09 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 83.08 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 78.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.35 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 103.71 (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 Basingstoke

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Basingstoke

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 93.25 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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