Leicester in Great Britain

Leicester / Leicestershire / East Midlands / England

The city of Leicester in the East Midlands has a surface area of 73.32km² and around 330,000 inhabitants. The Victorian centre of Leicester has two universities and is situated on the edge of the National Forest. The central region in England is also characterised by the link to the M1, M42 and M6 motorway and the long-distance London-Sheffield railway line.

At almost 2000 years old, Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England and has numerous historical sights. Starting with the Romans, Leicester has always been a city with people from various ethnic backgrounds. Leicester, a model for ethnic and cultural tolerance, is expected to have a non-white majority from 2012, unusual for European cities.