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 Top 100 UFO "Hot Spots" for Europe

 Rank, number of UFO reports and Close Encounters, Rates per 100,000 population and latest population estimates

 UFOCAT Database, created 29 March 2004

Rank

Sub-Division

Full Name

District Capital

Country

UFO Reports

Rate of UFO reports per 100,000 pop.

Close Encounters

Rate of CE reports per 100,000 pop.

Population

1

Orkney Isl

Orkney Islands

Kirkwall

Great Britain

22

115.45

5

26.24

19,056

2

Wiltshire

Wiltshire

Trowbridge

Great Britain

216

42.14

71

13.85

512,635

3

AlpesHautPro

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Digne

France

48

40.31

17

14.28

119,068

4

Norrbotten

Norrbotten

Lulea

Sweden

86

32.88

32

12.24

261,536

5

Oxford

Oxfordshire

Oxford

Great Britain

168

33.12

41

8.08

507,230

6

Isle Wight

Isle of Wight

Newport

Great Britain

49

42.65

6

5.22

114,879

7

Sodermanland

Sodermanland

Nykoping

Sweden

60

23.86

24

9.55

251,423

8

Jura

Jura

Lons-le-Saunier

France

68

27.99

16

6.59

242,925

9

Gwynedd

Gwynedd

Caernarfon

Great Britain

48

21.59

16

7.20

222,291

10

Corse Sud

Corse du Sud

Ajaccio

France

23

21.18

7

6.45

108,604

11

Dorset

Dorset

Dorchester

Great Britain

142

24.53

32

5.53

578,993

12

Creuse

Creuse

Gueret

France

23

16.43

10

7.14

139,968

13

Dyfed

Dyfed

Carmarthen

Great Britain

45

13.93

25

7.74

323,040

14

Jamtland

Jamtland

Ostersund

Sweden

24

17.89

8

6.00

134,116

15

Aude

Aude

Carcassonne

France

41

14.61

19

6.77

280,686

16

Borders

Borders

Newtown St. Boswells

Great Britain

15

15.03

6

6.01

99,784

17

Devon

Devon

Exeter

Great Britain

194

20.86

41

4.41

930,112

18

Vestsjaelland

Vestsjaelland

Soro

Denmark

50

17.95

14

5.03

278,592

19

Nord-Trondel

Nord-Trondel

Steinkjer

Norway

24

18.95

6

4.74

126,648

20

Finnmark

Finnmark

Vadso

Norway

12

16.07

4

5.36

74,690

21

Stafford

Staffordshire

Stafford

Great Britain

216

21.48

38

3.78

1,005,641

22

Var

Var

Toulon

France

116

16.38

35

4.94

708,331

23

Vejle

Vejle

Vejle

Denmark

45

13.78

17

5.21

326,559

24

Vasternorrla

Vasternorrland

Harnosand

Sweden

44

16.93

11

4.23

259,964

25

Dumfries

Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries

Great Britain

29

19.98

5

3.44

145,139

26

Doubs

Doubs

Besancon

France

72

15.09

22

4.61

477,163

27

Vest-Agder

Vest-Agder

Kristiansand

Norway

23

16.28

6

4.25

141,284

28

Charente-Mar

Charente-Maritime

La Rochelle

France

66

12.86

26

5.07

513,220

29

Drome

Drome

Valence

France

57

14.62

18

4.62

389,781

30

Ardennes

Ardennes

Charleville-Mezieres

France

44

14.55

14

4.63

302,338

31

Haute-Marne

Haute-Marne

Chaumont

France

29

13.77

10

4.75

210,670

32

Charente

Charente

Angouleme

France

53

15.55

14

4.11

340,770

33

Suffolk

Suffolk

Ipswich

Great Britain

88

14.91

25

4.24

590,133

34

Kopparberg

Kopparberg

Falun

Sweden

42

14.77

12

4.22

284,407

35

Vaud

Vaud

Lausanne

Switzerland

115

21.75

13

2.46

528,747

36

Northumberla

Northumberland

 

Great Britain

53

17.94

10

3.38

295,451

37

Powys

Powys

Llandrindod Wells

Great Britain

14

12.95

5

4.62

108,121

38

Prahova

Prahova

Plojesti

Romania

25

11.37

11

5.00

219,900

39

Cheshire

Cheshire

Chester

Great Britain

163

17.69

31

3.36

921,623

40

Allier

Allier

Moulins

France

71

19.21

11

2.98

369,580

41

Somerset

Somerset

Taunton

Great Britain

80

19.16

12

2.87

417,457

42

Warwick

Warwickshire

Warwick

Great Britain

74

15.75

17

3.62

469,801

43

Core-Or

Cote-d'Or

Dijon

France

87

18.37

14

2.96

473,548

44

Essex

Essex

Chelmsford

Great Britain

198

13.97

56

3.95

4,416,890

45

Vienne

Vienne

Poitiers

France

65

17.50

11

2.96

371,428

46

Caras-Severi

Caras-Severin

Resita

Romania

12

12.40

4

4.13

96,800

47

Saone-Loire

Saone-et-Loire

Macon

France

68

11.89

24

4.20

571,852

48

Huelva

Huelva

Huelva

Spain

36

8.12

21

4.54

418,584

49

Fyn

Fyn

Odense

Denmark

58

12.79

18

3.97

453,626

50

Somme

Somme

Amiens

France

68

12.49

22

4.04

544,570

51

Kent

Kent

Maidstone

Great Britain

226

15.60

47

3.24

1,448,393

52

Puy-Dome

Puy-de-Dome

Clermont-Ferrand

France

69

11.61

25

4.21

594,365

53

Gard

Gard

Nimes

France

78

14.70

18

3.39

530,478

54

Cornwall

Cornwall

Truro

Great Britain

62

14.81

14

3.34

418,631

55

North York

North Yorkshire

Northallerton

Great Britain

100

15.30

20

3.06

653,456

56

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Arlon

Belgium

37

16.67

6

2.70

221,926

57

Yonne

Yonne

Auxerre

France

33

10.61

13

4.18

311,019

58

Northampton

Northamptonshire

Northampton

Great Britain

79

15.05

16

3.05

524,967

59

Nordland

Nordland

Bodo

Norway

32

13.28

8

3.32

241,048

60

So Glamorgan

South Glamorgan

Cardiff

Great Britain

48

12.74

13

3.45

376,718

61

Correze

Correze

Tulle

France

35

14.50

7

2.90

241,448

62

Varmland

Varmland

Karlstad

Sweden

27

9.62

11

3.92

280,694

63

Surrey

Surrey

Kingston-upon-Thames

Great Britain

154

15.52

24

2.42

992,489

64

Hampshire

Hampshire

Winchester

Great Britain

183

12.69

45

3.12

1,442,598

65

Vastmanland

Vastmanland

Vasteras

Sweden

36

14.13

7

2.75

254,847

66

Haute-Loire

Haute-Loire

Le Puy

France

31

15.06

5

2.43

205,895

67

Blekinge

Blekinge

Kariskrona

Sweden

13

8.69

6

4.01

149,544

68

Nievre

Nievre

Nevers

France

35

14.61

6

2.50

239,635

69

Troms

Troms

Tromso

Norway

16

10.91

5

3.41

146,595

70

Kobenhaven

Kobenhaven

Copenhagen

Denmark

105

16.81

12

1.92

324,684

71

Wexford

Wexford

Wexford

Ireland

5

4.88

5

4.88

102,552

72

Sevilla

Sevilla

Seville

Spain

112

6.76

62

3.86

1,478,311

73

Ostergotland

Ostergotland

Linkoping

Sweden

40

10.08

14

3.53

396,919

74

Lot-Garonne

Lot-et-Garonne

Agen

France

28

9.38

11

3.68

298,522

75

Neuchatel

Neuchatel

Neuchatel

Switzerland

14

8.84

6

3.79

158,368

76

Norfolk

Norfolk

Norwich

Great Britain

71

10.36

23

3.36

685,232

77

Vaucluse

Vaucluse

Avignon

France

49

11.47

13

3.04

427,343

78

Shropshire

Shropshire

Shrewsbury

Great Britain

43

11.61

11

2.97

370,355

79

Ribe

Ribe

Rigbe

Denmark

26

12.18

6

2.81

213,503

80

Lancashire

Lancashire

Preston

Great Britain

153

11.23

41

3.01

1,362,801

81

Lothian

Lothian

Edinburgh

Great Britain

91

12.32

20

2.71

738,372

82

Alpes-Mariti

Alpes-Maritimes

Nice

France

111

12.60

23

2.61

881,198

83

Frederiksborg

Frederiksborg

Hillerod

Denmark

48

14.55

7

2.12

329,992

84

Tayside

Tayside

Dundee

Great Britain

42

10.72

12

3.06

391,846

85

Highland

Highland

Inverness

Great Britain

21

10.49

6

3.00

200,150

86

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

Lincoln

Great Britain

61

11.24

15

2.76

542,944

87

Pyrenees-Ori

Pyrenees-Orientales

Perpignan

France

38

11.36

9

2.69

334,557

88

Vasterbotten

Vasterbotten

Umea

Sweden

29

11.72

6

2.42

247,521

89

Gloucester

Gloucestershire

Gloucester

Great Britain

69

13.99

9

1.82

493.166

90

Sonderjylland

Sonderjylland

Abenra

Denmark

37

14.75

4

1.59

250,872

91

Ticino

Ticino

Bellinzona

Switzerland

24

9.03

8

3.01

265,899

92

Sor-Trondela

Sor-Trondelag

Trondheim

Norway

32

12.94

5

2.02

247,354

93

Lot

Lot

Cahors

France

16

10.35

4

2.59

154,533

94

Vendee

Vendee

La Roche-sur-Yon

France

48

9.94

13

2.69

483,027

95

Central

Central

Stirling

Great Britain

32

11.70

6

2.19

273,391

96

Aveyron

Aveyron

Rodez

France

21

7.54

9

3.23

278,654

97

East Sussex

East Sussex

Lewes

Great Britain

71

11.08

15

2.34

641,016

98

Clwyd

Clwyd

Mold

Great Britain

42

10.89

9

2.33

385,581

99

Vosges

Vosges

Epinal

France

40

10.11

10

2.53

395,769

100

Hautes-Pyrene

Hautes-Pyrenees

Tarbes

France

14

6.14

8

3.51

227,922

 Rank is determined by averaging the rates for UFO reports and close encounters

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