Portadown Tourism

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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 13.16 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 34.62 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7.69 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.08 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.81 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.08 (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 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.52 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 26.7 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 40.34 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 44.32 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.11 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.44 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.61 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.22 (Moderate)
  • Living in Portadown - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Portadown is 186.58 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 56.49 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 90.12 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 17.51 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.29 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.16 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 65.6 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.79 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 103.96 (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 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.01 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.15 USD

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

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