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Ipswich (/ˈɪpswɪtʃ/) is the county town of Suffolk, England, located on the estuary of the River Orwell, about 60 miles (97 km) North-East of London. The town has been continuously occupied since the Saxon period, and its port has been one of England's most important for the whole of its history. Ipswich is a non-metropolitan district. The urban development of Ipswich overspills the borough boundaries significantly, with 75% of the town's population living within the borough at the time of the 2011 Census, when it was the fourth-largest urban area in the United Kingdom's East of England region, and the 42nd largest urban area in England and Wales. In 2011, the town of Ipswich was found to have a population of 133,384, while the Ipswich built-up area is estimated to have a population of approximately 180,000. The modern name is derived from the medieval name Gippeswic, probably taken either from an Old Saxon personal name or from an earlier name of the Orwell estuary (although unrelated to the name of the River Gipping). It has also been known as Gyppewicus and Yppswyche.


If you are looking for travel information of Ipswich in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. A gripping city on its own right, London also deserves a visit. London, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London. To explore Ipswich, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Ipswich*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ipswich

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

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Ipswich: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 61.11 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 61.11 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 61.11 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.11 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.14 (Moderate)
  • Living in Ipswich - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 45.59 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 86.41 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 49.43 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.89 (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 Ipswich

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.94 USD

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

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