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Milton Keynes (/ˌmɪltən ˈkiːnz/ mil-tən-KEENZ), locally abbreviated to MK, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, England. It is the administrative centre of the Borough of Milton Keynes and was formally designated as a new town on 23 January 1967, with the design brief to become a "city" in scale. It is located about 45 miles (72 km) north-west of London. At designation, its 89 km2 (34 sq mi) area incorporated the existing towns of Bletchley, Wolverton, and Stony Stratford, along with another fifteen villages and farmland in between. It took its name from the existing village of Milton Keynes, a few miles east of the planned centre. At the 2011 census, the population of the Milton Keynes urban area, including the adjacent Newport Pagnell and Woburn Sands, was 229,941, and that of the wider borough, which has been a unitary authority independent of Buckinghamshire County Council since 1997, was 248,800, compared with a population of around 53,000 for the same area in 1961.


Internationally acclaimed architects and urban planners attempted to live up to the idealism of the times in which they were in (it was the 1960s and 1970s after all) and design the perfect city from scratch. What you get is something that for many people is soulless, but nonetheless interesting. Welcome to Milton Keynes set in the heart of the rolling English countryside.

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Facts and Stats for Milton Keynes*

  • Pollution Statistics in Milton Keynes

    Know the pollution level of Milton Keynes before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 5 (Very Low)
  • Milton Keynes: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 61.9 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52.38 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.76 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.52 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 51.14 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.95 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 59.52 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.59 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 26.19 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.71 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.77 (High)
  • Living in Milton Keynes - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Milton Keynes is 180.72 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 43.89 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 92.36 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 12.07 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 86.62 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 75.13 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.76 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 89.75 (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 Milton Keynes

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Milton Keynes

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.04 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 89.53 USD

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

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