Portadown Tourism, United Kingdom

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Portadown (from Irish Port a' Dúnáin, meaning "landing place of the little fort") is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The town sits on the River Bann in the north of the county, about 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Belfast. It is in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area and had a population of about 22,000 at the 2011 Census. For some purposes, Portadown is treated as part of the "Craigavon Urban Area", alongside Craigavon and Lurgan. Although Portadown can trace its origins to the early 17th century Plantation of Ulster, it was not until the Victorian era and the arrival of the railway that it became a major town. It earned the nickname "hub of the North" due to it being a major railway junction; where the Great Northern Railway's line diverged for Belfast, Dublin, Armagh and Derry. In the 19th and 20th centuries Portadown was also a major centre for the production of textiles (mainly linen). Of its population, about 61% are from a Protestant background and 31% from a Catholic background. Portadown is the site of the long-running Drumcree dispute, over yearly Orange marches through the mainly Catholic part of town, which has often led to violence. In the 1990s, the dispute intensified and drew worldwide attention to Portadown.

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If you are looking for travel information of Portadown in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. A gripping city on its own right, Belfast also deserves a visit. Belfast is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Titanic Belfast, Crumlin Road Gaol, Ulster Museum. To explore Portadown, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Portadown*

  • Pollution Statistics in Portadown

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

    • Air Pollution 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 26.79 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.21 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.35 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.43 (Low)
  • Portadown: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 43.06 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.13 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.36 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.81 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.87 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.48 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.07 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.4 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 44.34 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.56 (Moderate)
  • Living in Portadown - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Portadown is 188.44 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 56.98 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 90.84 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.39 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.91 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.42 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.72 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 102.43 (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 Portadown

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 78.1 USD

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

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