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The County of Leicestershire

Leicestershire is a county in central England (since April 1997 Leicester City and Rutland have been separate unitary authorities)

Area 2,084 square kilometres/804 square miles.

Towns and cities Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough (administrative headquarters at Glenfield, Leicester).

Physical Rivers Soar and Wreake; Charnwood Forest (in the north-west); Vale of Belvoir (under which are large coal deposits).

Features Belvoir Castle, seat of the dukes of Rutland since the time of Henry VIII, rebuilt by James Wyatt in 1816; Donington Park motor racing circuit, Castle Donington; Leicestershire has traditionally had several fox hunts, including the Quorn Hunt.

Industries Engineering (Loughborough); hosiery (at Earl Shilton, Hinckley, and Loughborough) footwear; bell founding; coal (Asfordby); quarrying of limestone (Barrow-on-Soar, Breedon-on-the-Hill), ironstone (in the north-west), and granite (Enderby, Stoney, and Mountsorrel, known for its paving stones).

Agriculture Good pasture with horses, cattle, and sheep (especially the New Leicester breed, first bred by Robert Bakewell in the 18th century at Dishley); dairy products (including Stilton cheese at Melton Mowbray); cereals.

Population (1995) 592, 700.

Famous people Titus Oates, Thomas Babington Macaulay, C P Snow.

History Richard III was defeated by Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Topography Leicestershire is bounded on the north by Nottinghamshire; on the east by Lincolnshire and Rutland; on the south-east by Northamptonshire; on the south-west by Warwickshire; and on the north-west by Derbyshire; it contains Leicester City. The broad valley of the River Soar is one of the county's chief physical features, running from south to north and separating the Charnwood Forest area from the uplands of the east. The Wreake valley, which runs from east to west, cuts through these eastern uplands. The highest point in the county is Bardon Hill (278 metres/912 feet), in the Charnwood Forest.

Historic remains There is only slight evidence of prehistoric settlement in the county. In the 9th century the county was in the hands of the Danish invaders, and there are many place-names of Scandinavian origin.

Industrial past Leicestershire was famous for its wool as early as 1343, and with the introduction of the hand knitting frame in the 17th century the county soon established itself as the main area for hosiery manufacture in the country.

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