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Punta Gorda (/ˌpʌntə ˈɡɔːrdə/; English: Fat Point) is a city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census the city had a population of 16,641. It is the county seat of Charlotte County and the only incorporated municipality in the county. Punta Gorda is the principal city of the Punta Gorda, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area and is also in the Sarasota-Bradenton-Punta Gorda Combined Statistical Area. Punta Gorda was the scene of massive destruction after Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 hurricane, came through the city on August 13, 2004. Charley was the strongest tropical system to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and the first hurricane since Hurricane Donna in 1960 to make a direct hit on Florida's southwest coast. In the immediate years following the storm, buildings were restored or built to hurricane resistant building codes. The new buildings, restorations and amenities concurrently preserved the City's past while showcasing state-of-the art modern facilities. During this time, Laishley Park Municipal Marina was built and the Harborwalk, Linear Park and various trails were created throughout the City for bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

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Punta Gorda in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Fort Myers, United States. Add Fort Myers to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like The Ringling, Mote Marine Laboratory And Aquarium, Myakka River State Park. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Page Field, Southwest Florida International Airport. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Punta Gorda.

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Facts and Stats for Punta Gorda*

  • Pollution Statistics in Punta Gorda

    Know the pollution level of Punta Gorda before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.08 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 84.38 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.14 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.55 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 46.88 (Moderate)
  • Punta Gorda: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 61.36 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 35 (Low)
    • Drug offense 63.64 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.09 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.82 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.09 (Moderate)
  • Living in Punta Gorda - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Punta Gorda is 173.33 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 52.25 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.18 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 45.79 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.25 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.02 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.27 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 105.66 (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 Punta Gorda

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Punta Gorda

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.33 USD

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

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