Map of Leicestershire
By consulting this map of Leicestershire, you can plan in advance your trip to this beautiful English province and select your destinations. After deciding on your destination and the route to take to get there, you can plan the other details of your trip such as making hotel reservations or locating affordable car hire services in the area. This map of Leicestershire illustrates perfectly the location and surroundings of the province, as well as major cities and capital of Leicestershire. During your actual trip, this map of Leicestershire will be a great companion and site locator.
This is a map of the county of Leicestershire. This map can show you the provincial divides, roads, streets and landmarks of the county.
Leicestershire is a county within the English Midlands. It is a landlocked county and shares its borders with Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire Rutland and Northamptonshire. Leicestershire’s name derives from the City of Leicester, which is its administrative centre, traditionally. Currently the City of Leicester is administered separately from the rest of Leicestershire as it is a unitary authority.
Leicestershire has a population of just under 1 million which gives it a rank of 21 in comparison with the rest of the counties in England. It holds this population within just over 2000 square km (832 Square miles) and is ranked 28th in that regard. Half of Leicestershire’s population lives within Leicester’s urban area, which is a conurbation built around the city of Leicester within the county. Leicester is the county’s largest population centre with Loughborough following. Other notably large towns include Coalville, Hinckley, Melton, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Wigston, Oadby, Mowbray and Lutterworth.
The River Soar flows through Leicestershire. Rising in the deep south of the county, to the east of Hinckley then flowing towards the north of Leicester until it finally empties into the River Trent, which is the location where Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire meet.
Leicestershire also holds a large part of the New National Forest area, namely in the north west of the county around Coalville. Bardon Hill holds the highest point in Leicestershire (278 metres/912 ft).