Leicestershire is a county situated in central England and shares borders with Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. The population of Leicestershire is 94,0000 and the county town is Leicester. Average house prices in Leicestershire are much lower than the national average at £139,000. Semi-detached and terraced houses are more common than detached and the average price for a terraced house is £127,000. Average monthly rental costs are £594. more
The economy in Leicestershire is strong in many areas, in particular engineering, farming, food and drink manufacturing and biomedical industries. Barwell is home to the sports car manufacturer Noble Automotive Ltd. Walkers crisps are made in Beaumont Leys and Masterfoods produce pet food for brands like Cesar, Kitekat, PAL and Pedigree in their factory in Wigston. Leicestershire is also home to the world famous Stilton and Red Leicester variety of cheese. Leicestershire can also lay claim to being home to the pork pie, one of the most famous contributions to English cuisine. Average wage levels in the county are higher than the national average and the standard of living is also considered high. Leicestershire is considered by many to offer timeless villages and old market towns as well as the hustle and bustle of busy cities like Leicester.
The historic castles and houses showcase the history of the county. Stanford Hall, Oakham Castle and Leicester Cathedral are popular destinations for tourists. The city of Leicester is culturally diverse and holds various annual festivals to celebrate the diversity. Notable festivals include the Leicester Pride Parade for the lesbian and gay community, the largest Caribbean Carnival outside London and the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India. The Leicester Comedy Festival is also held in the city and is the largest comedy festival in the UK.
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|Largest County City:||Leicester|
|Population density:||436 / km²|