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Derbyshire

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Derbyshire (/ˈdɑːrbiʃɪər, -ʃər/ DAR-bee-sheer, -shər)[2] is a ceremonial county in the East Midlands of England. It borders Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, and South Yorkshire to the north, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south-east, Staffordshire to the south and west, and Cheshire to the west. Derby is the largest settlement, and Matlock is the county town.

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Derbyshire
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Ceremonial Derbyshire within England
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Historic Derbyshire in the British Isles
Coordinates: 53.18°N 1.61°W / 53.18; -1.61
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
EstablishedAncient
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of ParliamentList of MPs
PoliceDerbyshire Constabulary
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantElizabeth Fothergill
High SheriffTheresa Peltier
Area2,625 km2 (1,014 sq mi)
  Ranked21st of 48
Population (2021)1,053,316
  Ranked21st of 48
Density401/km2 (1,040/sq mi)
Ethnicity
  • 96.3% White
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 1.4% Mixed
  • 0.5% Black
  • 0.3% Other
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Non-metropolitan county
County councilDerbyshire County Council
ExecutiveConservative
Admin HQMatlock
Area2,547 km2 (983 sq mi)
  Ranked13th of 21
Population796,847
  Ranked12th of 21
Density313/km2 (810/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-DBY
ONS code17
GSS codeE10000007
ITLUKF12, UKF13
Websitederbyshire.gov.uk
Districts
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Districts of Derbyshire
Unitary County council area
Districts
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The county has an area of 2,625 km2 (1,014 sq mi) and a population of 1,053,316. The east of the county is more densely populated than the west, and contains the county's largest settlements: Derby (261,400), Chesterfield (88,483), and Swadlincote (45,000). For local government purposes Derbyshire comprises a non-metropolitan county, with eight districts, and the Derby unitary authority area.

The north of Derbyshire is hilly and contains the southern end of the Pennines, most of which are part of the Peak District National Park. They include Kinder Scout, at 636 m (2,087 ft) the highest point in the county. The River Derwent is the longest in the county, at 66 mi (106 km), and flows south until it meets the River Trent just south of Derby. Church Flatts Farm at Coton in the Elms, near Swadlincote, is the furthest point from the sea in the UK.[3]

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