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Burnley (/ˈbɜːrnli/) is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73.021. It is 21 miles (34 km) north of Manchester and 20 miles (32 km) east of Preston, at the confluence of the River Calder and River Brun. The town is partially surrounded by countryside to the south and east, with the smaller towns of Padiham and Nelson to the west and north respectively. It has a reputation as a regional centre of excellence for the manufacturing and aerospace industries. The town began to develop in the early medieval period as a number of farming hamlets surrounded by manor houses and royal forests, and has held a market for more than 700 years. During the Industrial Revolution it became one of Lancashire's most prominent mill towns; at its peak it was one of the world's largest producers of cotton cloth, and a major centre of engineering. Burnley has retained a strong manufacturing sector, and has strong economic links with the cities of Manchester and Leeds, as well as neighbouring towns along the M65 corridor. In 2013, in recognition of its success, Burnley received an Enterprising Britain award from the UK Government, for being the "Most Enterprising Area in the UK". For the first time in more than fifty years, a direct train service now operates between the town's Manchester Road railway station and Manchester's Victoria station, via the newly restored Todmorden Curve, which opened in May 2015. Ten of top 12 most declining UK cities are in north of England, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation study puts Rochdale, Burnley and Bolton at top of list of cities faring worst compared with UK trends

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Facts and Stats for Burnley*

  • Pollution Statistics in Burnley

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

    • Air Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Burnley: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 77.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 71.25 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 64.47 (High)
    • Car Stealing 73.75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 82.5 (Very High)
    • Attacks 76.25 (High)
    • Drug offense 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 21.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 72.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 61.25 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 81.25 (Very High)
  • Living in Burnley - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 25.06 (Low)
    • Climate Index 85.59 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.02 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.86 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.9 (Moderate)
    • 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.

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

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