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Bridgend (English pronunciation: /brᵻˈdʒɛnd/; Welsh: Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr, meaning "the end (or head) of the bridge on the Ogmore") is a town in Bridgend County Borough in Wales, 18 miles (29 km) west of the capital Cardiff and 20 miles (32 km) east of Swansea. The river crossed by the original bridge, which gave the town its name, is the River Ogmore, but the River Ewenny also passes to the south of the town. Historically a part of Glamorgan, Bridgend has greatly expanded in size since the early 1980s – the 2001 census recorded a population of 39,429 for the town and the 2011 census reported that the Bridgend Local Authority had a population of 139,200 — up from 128,700 in 2001. This 8.2% increase was the largest increase in Wales except for Cardiff. The town is undergoing a redevelopment project, with the town centre mainly pedestrianised and ongoing works including Brackla Street Centre redevelopment to Bridgend Shopping Centre, Rhiw Car Park redevelopment, ongoing public realm improvements and the upgrade of the Bridgend Life Centre and demolition of Sunnyside offices to accommodate a large retirement complex.

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If you are looking for travel information of Bridgend in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. A gripping city on its own right, Bath also deserves a visit. Add Bath to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Roman Baths Museum, Bath Abbey, The Circus And The Royal Crescent. Also, to reach Bridgend, you'll have to take a flight to Bath; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Bridgend, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Bridgend*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bridgend

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

    • Air Pollution 35.29 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 21.15 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.77 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.08 (Low)
  • Bridgend: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 35.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.29 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.14 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 24.29 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.14 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.71 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.44 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.86 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.29 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.85 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.71 (Moderate)
  • Living in Bridgend - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bridgend is 186.71 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 63.61 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.61 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.45 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.89 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.3 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.51 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.08 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 116.46 (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 Bridgend

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.86 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.01 USD

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

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