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UK & Ireland Physical

 

The area of the UK is about 242,000 square kilometers.  The population of the UK (including Northern Ireland) is about 67 million (c.2020).  The population of the Republic of Ireland is about 5 million.

The area of Saskatchewan is about 652,000 square kilometers, with a population of about of about 1.2 million.

The population density of the UK is about 147 times more than that of Saskatchewan.  At the same population density as the UK, Saskatchewan would then have about 180 million. 

 

Finding the best place to live (Which? 03.2021)

Top 10 Cheapest Places to Live UK for Buyers and Renters (Skint Dad)

Best place to live in Britain 2021 (The Sun)

Top 10 most affordable towns to live in the UK

The 10 cheapest places to live in England and Wales

Britain’s 50 best places to live 2019

UK Best Places to Live 2019

The top 50 places to live in the UK in Halifax’s 2019 quality of life survey

Salisbury named best place to live in the UK 2019

UK’s 10 Healthiest Neighbourhoods

UK’s 10 Unhealthiest Neighbourhoods

Top 10 Worst places to live in #England 2019

Ranked: The 20 Most Dangerous Places to Live

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Bexhill-on-Sea (Bexhill) is a seaside town and civil parish situated in the county of East Sussex.  (50.85°N 0.47°E)  82 km S of London.  Population ~ 43,478 (2015).  Bexhill is on the eastern edge of what is, on average, the sunniest part of the UK.   As with most other areas along the South Coast, in the 2016 referendum the Rother district voted heavily to leave the EU. Leave won in Rother by a margin of 58.5% to 41.5%.[14] The town is served by the coastal railway line between Ashford and Brighton and has three railway stations, including Cooden BeachCollington, and Bexhill. Regular trains run to Ashford, Brighton and London Victoria.

The majority of sales in Bexhill On Sea were flats, selling for an average price of £196,733. Detached properties sold for an average of £494,456, with semi-detached properties fetching £309,423.  Overall, sold prices in Bexhill On Sea over the last year were 3% up on the previous year and 16% up on the 2019 peak of £282,815.

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Eastbourne population is growing; between 2001 and 2011 it increased from 89,800 to 99,412. The 2011 census shows that the average age of residents has decreased as the town has attracted students, families and those commuting to London and Brighton.[4] In June 2019, the population of Eastbourne was estimated to be 104,042.[5] In recent years, five areas within Eastbourne have regularly featured in the most economically deprived 10% in all of England. Measured as Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs), two areas within Devonshire ward, two areas within Hampden Park, and one area within Langney, are all among the most deprived LSOAs in the country. Three quarters of LSOAs in the town (45 LSOAs or 76%) had a worse ranking for deprivation in 2010 than in 2007.[81]  All trains, because of the layout, have to pass through Hampden Park once in each direction. This has the effect of making the Hampden Park level crossing very busy. Indeed, it is thought to be the busiest in the country.[167] 

The majority of sales in Eastbourne during the last year were flats, selling for an average price of £222,335. Terraced properties sold for an average of £302,883, with semi-detached properties fetching £346,318.  Overall, sold prices in Eastbourne over the last year were 5% up on the previous year and 14% up on the 2019 peak of £275,603.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells (51.132°N 0.263°E)  Elevation ~112m.  ~53km S of London.  Population ~60K.  Following the war, large-scale housing estates were built at Sherwood and Ramslye to accommodate population growth. Has a reputation for being a bastion of the middle class and a typical example of “Middle England”.  In 2005/6 there were fewer crimes occurring in the area than the national average.

The town is at the northern edge of the High Weald, a ridge of hard sandstone that runs across southern England from Hampshire along the borders of Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent.   The town is sited at the head of a valley that runs south-east to Groombridge; the headwaters of River Teise.  Nearby villages have been subsumed — it incorporates High Brooms to the north, Hawkenbury to the south, and Rusthall to the west.

The highest ridge of the High Weald AONB rises to 223m (732ft) above sea level on Ashdown Forest and 225m (738ft) at Crowborough Beacon, on the edge of Crowborough Common.  It is one of the most densely wooded landscapes in England.  The total length of footpaths is 2063 kilometres.

The majority of property sales in Tunbridge Wells during the last year [2021-2022] were flats, selling for an average price of £304,005. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £486,400, with detached properties fetching £903,974.  Overall, sold prices in Tunbridge Wells over the last year were 1% down on the previous year and 10% up on the 2018 peak of £474,738.

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Crowborough is a town and civil parish in East Sussex, England, in the Weald at the edge of Ashdown Forest in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 7 miles (11 km) south-west of Royal Tunbridge Wells and 33 miles (53 km) south of London. It has a population of about 21,000.[2]  

The majority of sales in Crowborough during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £615,735. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £364,978, with terraced properties fetching £319,151.  Overall, sold prices in Crowborough over the last year were 7% down on the previous year and 7% up on the 2018 peak of £402,509.

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Inferno, Canto 1 (Gustave Dore)

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