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Hereford (/ˈhɛrᵻfərd/) is a cathedral city, civil parish and county town of Herefordshire, England. It lies on the River Wye, approximately 16 miles (26 km) east of the border with Wales, 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Worcester, and 23 miles (37 km) northwest of Gloucester. With a population of 58,896, it is the largest settlement in the county. The name "Hereford" is said to come from the Anglo-Saxon "here", an army or formation of soldiers, and the "ford", a place for crossing a river. If this is the origin it suggests that Hereford was a place where a body of armed men forded or crossed the Wye. The Welsh name for Hereford is Henffordd, meaning "old road", and probably refers to the Roman road and Roman settlement at nearby Stretton Sugwas. An early town charter from 1189 granted by Richard I of England describes it as "Hereford in Wales". Hereford has been recognised as a city since time immemorial, with the status being reconfirmed as recently as October 2000. It is now known chiefly as a trading centre for a wider agricultural and rural area. Products from Hereford include: cider, beer, leather goods, nickel alloys, poultry, chemicals, and cattle, including the famous Hereford breed.

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  • Hereford: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.56 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60 (High)
  • Living in Hereford - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 48.04 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.55 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.43 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 87.14 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hereford

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 79.57 USD

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

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