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Stockport /ˈstɒkpɔːt/ is a large town in Greater Manchester, England, 7 miles (11 km) south-east of Manchester city centre, where the River Goyt and Tame merge to create the River Mersey. The town is the largest settlement in the metropolitan borough of the same name. Historically, most of the town was in Cheshire, but the area to the north of the Mersey was in Lancashire. Stockport in the 16th century was a small town entirely on the south bank of the Mersey, and known for the cultivation of hemp and manufacture of rope. In the 18th century the town had one of the first mechanised silk factories in the British Isles. However, Stockport's predominant industries of the 19th century were the cotton and allied industries. Stockport was also at the centre of the country's hatting industry, which by 1884 was exporting more than six million hats a year; the last hat works in Stockport closed in 1997. Dominating the western approaches to the town is the Stockport Viaduct. Built in 1840, the viaduct's 27 brick arches carry the mainline railways from Manchester to Birmingham and London over the River Mersey. This structure featured as the background in many paintings by L. S. Lowry.

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A place in United Kingdom, Stockport is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. After your splendid visit to Stockport, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Manchester. Manchester, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village. A vacation to Stockport can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Stockport*

  • Pollution Statistics in Stockport

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

    • Air Pollution 48.57 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 41.38 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.03 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 67.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.67 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 60 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 43.94 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 52.68 (Moderate)
  • Stockport: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 55.93 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54.08 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50.26 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.98 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 45.41 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.12 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 56.12 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 67.6 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.45 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.48 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 57.65 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.69 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.27 (High)
  • Living in Stockport - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Stockport is 152.24 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 46.49 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 55.87 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41.55 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.52 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.85 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.85 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 101.44 (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 Stockport

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.54 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.87 USD

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

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