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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