East Midlands

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East Midlands in England

The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and is the eastern half of the Midlands.

The counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and most of Lincolnshire belong to this region.

The highest point in the region is Kinder Scout, in Derbyshire at 2,088 ft (636 m).

Population and settlement[change | change source]

Its main cities are Nottingham, Leicester, Lincoln, Derby, and Northampton. Leicester is officially the largest city in the region, although the largest area is the Nottingham Urban Area.

East Midlands Airport is situated between the three main cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham.

Midland Mainline and GNER trains go to London and to Birmingham and the South West.

The M1 motorway serves the three largest cities.

History[change | change source]

A historical basis for such an area exists in the Five Burghs of the Danelaw. The current government office region was created in 1994.

Local government[change | change source]

The official region consists of the following subdivisions:

Map Ceremonial county Shire county
Derbyshire 1. Derbyshire High Peak, Derbyshire Dales
South Derbyshire, Erewash
Amber Valley, North East Derbyshire
Chesterfield, Bolsover
2. Derby
Nottinghamshire 3. Nottinghamshire Rushcliffe, Broxtowe
Ashfield, Gedling
Newark and Sherwood, Mansfield
4. Nottingham
5. Lincolnshire Lincoln, North Kesteven
South Kesteven, South Holland, Boston, East Lindsey, West Lindsey
Leicestershire 6. Leicestershire Charnwood, Melton
Harborough, Oadby and Wigston
Blaby, Hinckley and Bosworth
North West Leicestershire
7. Leicester
8. Rutland
9. Northamptonshire South Northamptonshire, Northampton
Daventry, Wellingborough
Kettering, Corby
East Northamptonshire

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