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Poitiers ([pwatje] ) is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. It is a commune and the capital of the Vienne department and also of the Poitou-Charentes region. Poitiers is a major university centre. The centre of town is picturesque and its streets include predominant historical architecture, especially religious architecture and especially from the Romanesque period. Two major military battles took place near the city: in 732, the Battle of Poitiers (also known as the Battle of Tours), in which the Franks commanded by Charles Martel halted the expansion of the Umayyad Caliphate, and in 1356, the Battle of Poitiers, a key victory for the English forces during the Hundred Years' War. This battle's consequences partly provoked the Jacquerie.

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Facts and Stats for Poitiers*

  • Pollution Statistics in Poitiers

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

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very 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 with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Poitiers: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 83.33 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Living in Poitiers - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 81.37 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 88.67 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 33.62 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 90.28 (Very 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 Poitiers

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 92.4 USD

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