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pop (2001e) 609 600; area 2553 km²/986 sq mi. County of C England, UK; Leicester and Rutland new unitary authorities from 1997; drained by the R Soar; administrative centre, Leicester; chief towns include Market Harborough, Loughborough; agriculture, livestock, cheese (Stilton), coal mining, limestone, engineering, hosiery, footwear; Charnwood Forest, Vale of Belvoir.

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