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Derbyshire

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Derbyshire
Image:EnglandDerbyshire.png
Geography
Status:Ceremonial & (smaller) Administrative County
Region:East Midlands
Area:
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 21st
2,625 km²
Ranked 20th
2,547 km²
Admin HQ:Matlock
ISO 3166-2:GB-DBY
ONS code:17
NUTS 3:UKF12/13
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 20th
976,212
371 / km²
Ranked 11th
742,993
Ethnicity:96.0% White
2.3% S.Asian
Politics
Arms of Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire County Council
http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/
Executive:Labour
Members of Parliament

Margaret Beckett, Liz Blackman, Natasha Engel, Paul Holmes, Bob Laxton, Tom Levitt, Judy Mallaber, Patrick McLoughlin, Dennis Skinner, Mark Todd

Districts
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Derbyshire_Ceremonial_Numbered.png
Image:Derbyshire_Ceremonial_Numbered.png

  1. High Peak
  2. Derbyshire Dales
  3. South Derbyshire
  4. Erewash
  5. Amber Valley
  6. North East Derbyshire
  7. Chesterfield
  8. Bolsover
  9. Derby (Unitary)

Derbyshire (pronounced 'Dar-bee-sh') is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of England's most attractive hill and mountain scenery. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire. The northern part of Derbyshire overlaps with the Pennines, a famous chain of hills and mountains. The county contains part of the National Forest, and borders on Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.

It has a two-tier local government, with a county council based in Matlock and eight district councils. Apart from 13 towns with between 10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants, there is a large amount of sparsely populated agricultural upland: 75% of the population live in 25% of the area. Although Derbyshire is generally considered to be in the East Midlands, some parts, such as High Peak, are closer to the northern cities of Manchester and Sheffield and the people there overwhelmingly think of themselves as northerners.

Before 1998 the county included the city of Derby. Derby is now a unitary authority, but remains part of Derbyshire for ceremonial purposes.

Contents

History

Main article: History of Derbyshire.

Derbyshire was traditionally divided into six hundreds, namely Appletree, High Peak, Morleyston and Litchurch, Repton and Gresley, Scarsdale, Wirksworth. These were based on the seven earlier wapentakes recorded in the Domesday Book, with the merging of Repton and Gresley wapentakes.

Derbyshire had a detached part in north-western Leicestershire, surrounding Measham and Donisthorpe. This escaped regularisation in 1844, and was incorporated into Leicestershire in 1888 when the county councils were set up. The thin strip of Leicestershire between the exclave and Derbyshire, containing Overseal and Netherseal, is now considered part of Derbyshire.

Apart from this, some parishes in historic Derbyshire, including Dore, Norton and Totley, are now in the City of Sheffield in South Yorkshire.

Settlements

This is a list of the towns in Derbyshire; for a complete list of settlements see list of places in Derbyshire.

Places of interest

Streets of interest to Daria fans:

See also


United Kingdom | England | Ceremonial counties of England Flag of England

Bedfordshire | Berkshire | City of Bristol | Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cumbria | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Durham | East Riding of Yorkshire | East Sussex | Essex | Gloucestershire | Greater London | Greater Manchester | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Hertfordshire | Isle of Wight | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | City of London | Merseyside | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | North Yorkshire | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Somerset | South Yorkshire | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Tyne and Wear | Warwickshire | West Midlands | West Sussex | West Yorkshire | Wiltshire | Worcestershire

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