Coventry

Overall Score

3.9

Coventry – a large city in the middle of England with considerable industrial potential.

Colts were first settled here. The river Ørborn, the forested countryside, the lakes, and the thick land – these were the reasons for the formation of the village. Until the 11th century, Coventry was part of the kingdom of Mercia, which was conquered by O Texence. In 1066 William the King Conqueror of England, and Quincentry was the population center of his kingdom. In the 14th century, Koventry was referred to as the center of textiles. The economic growth of the settlement contributed to its becoming a city in 1345. By 1431, it was already the center of the state. At first, the Quarter is distinguished as the center of clock production. Later on, the citys main enterprises became textile, aircraft, and machine building manufacturers. The most prominent industry was the automotive industry, which later expanded through the production of automobiles. It was in Kewanterry that the companys industrial status was the reason for the Fascist bombardment of the German Empire in 1940-42. As a result, it was one of the most devastating of all the cities in Great Britain to be attacked by the enemy air force. Kovtsentry and Stalingrad were the first city-winners (1944), marking the beginning of an international movement of city-winners. As of now, 26 cities from 16 countries are recipients of the Convention.

The main feature and symbol of the Convention is St. Michaels Cathedral, which has been badly damaged by bombardments. Also distinguished are the Cathedral of St. Mary, the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Church of the Holy Cross. The city has a railway museum, an art gallery, an aviation museum, and a museum of the police. In the historic center, some of the buildings are still standing: the school building (1100), the church of St. John (1344), the gate to Cuck Strait with a pavilion bearing the elephants castle on its back.

Coventry is linked to the legend of Lady Giva, who has a statue in the city.

100 USD = 73.07 GBP

Overall Score

3.9
  • Air quality: 37 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Ambiguous
  • Population: 330,000 people
  • GDP: $40,249 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 27 Mbps
  • Best wireless: EE
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: At restaurants in the UK a tip of around 10% is expected if you order at your table. A ‘service charge’ or ‘optional charge’ may be included so check your bill. If there is a service charge, don’t tip extra. If there is a service charge you may like to ensure that it goes to the waiter or waitress.
  • Apartment listings:
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best hospital: University Hospital Coventry NHS
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
  • Best intl air carrier: British Airways
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2000
  • Monthly costs for family: $4000
  • Monthly costs for local: $1150
  • Meal: $17
  • Small Cola: $3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $3


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