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Leicester


Leicester is a city in the East Midlands area of England. As of 2004, the city itself had a population of 285,100, and there were a total of 441,213 people living in the city and the surrounding urban area (which includes a number of satellite towns).

Leicester is today the 10th largest city in England, and 13th largest in the UK. It is particularly known as a center of engineering, clothing manufacturing, and food and drink production (including a number of Indian food manufacturing businesses).


Key Facts about Leicester


Here are some facts about Leicester:
  1. Leicester is a city in the East Midlands region of England.

  2. It is the United Kingdom's 10th largest city, and part of the UK's 11th largest urban area.

  3. Leicester has good transport links, including road, rail, and air:

    • Leicester is close to the M1 motorway and the M69 motorway.

    • Leicester is on the Midland Main Line, which provides connection to London and the South, and to more northern destinations such as Lincoln, Leeds, Sheffield, and York.

    • East Midlands Airport is in North West Leicestershire. This airport provides both domestic and international flights, and is served by a number of low-cost international airlines.

    • Birmingham Aiport and Luton Airport, are also both within reasonable travelling distance (around 1 hour).

  4. Leicester is home to two universities: University of Leicester and De Montfort University.


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Greater Than a Tourist – Leicester East Midlands United Kingdom: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

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Leicester, Coventry and Rugby (Landranger Maps) 140 (OS Landranger Map)

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Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.


 
 
 

 
 
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