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Folkestone /ˈfoʊkstən/ is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England. The town lies on the southern edge of the North Downs at a valley between two cliffs. It was an important harbour and shipping port for most of the 19th and 20th century. There has been a settlement in this location since the Mesolithic era and was inhabited during Roman Britain. A nunnery was founded by Eanswith, daughter of Æthelberht of Kent in the 7th century, who is still commemorated as part of the town's culture. During the 13th century it subsequently developed into a sea port and the harbour developed during the early 19th century to provide defence against a French invasion, and expanded further after the arrival of the railway in 1843. The harbour's use has diminished since the opening of the nearby Channel Tunnel and stopping of local ferry services, but still remains in active use.

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Facts and Stats for Folkestone*

  • Pollution Statistics in Folkestone

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

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Folkestone: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Folkestone - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 57.42 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.12 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 27.78 (Low)
    • 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 Folkestone

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.26 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.28 USD

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

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