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Derbyshire is situated in the East Midlands of England and borders Greater Manchester to the North West, West Yorkshire to the North, South Yorkshire to the North East, Nottinghamshire to the East, Leicestershire to the South East, Staffordshire to the West and South West and Cheshire also to the West. Derbyshire can make some claims to be at the centre of the UK as a farm near Coton in the Elms has been identified as the furthest point from the sea.
The eight district councils in Derbyshire are: High Peak, Derbyshire Dales, South Derbyshire, Erewash, Amber Valley, North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Bolsover & the unitary authority of Derby. Derbyshire is very rural with about 75% of the population living in 25% of the area.
Derby lies upon the banks of the River Derwent and is located in the south of Derbyshire. In 2001, the population of the city was circa 233,000. Derby has extensive transport links with other areas of the country. The M1 passes ten miles to the east of the city, linking Derby southwards to the London area and northwards to Sheffield and Leeds. Other major roads passing through or near Derby include the A6 (historically the main route from London to Carlisle, also linking to Leicester and Manchester), the A38 (Bodmin to Mansfield via Bristol and Birmingham), the A50 (Warrington to Leicester via Stoke-on-Trent), the A52 (Newcastle-under-Lyme to Mablethorpe, including Brian Clough Way linking Derby to Nottingham) and the A61 (Derby to Thirsk via Sheffield and Leeds).
Derby has been served by railways since 1840 with the opening of the North Midland Railway to Leeds, with routes to London via Rugby and a route between Nottingham and Leicester. East Midlands Airport is about fifteen miles (24 km) from Derby. The airport is served by budget airlines, including BMI Baby (for which East Midlands is a main base), Ryanair and Jet2, with services to domestic and European destinations.
Derbyshire is a mixture of a rural economy in the west, with a former coal mining economy in the northeast (Bolsover district), the Erewash Valley around Ilkeston and in the south around Swadlincote. 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. Derbyshire is rich in natural resources like lead, iron, coal, and limestone.
Nationally famous companies in Derbyshire are: Thorntons just south of Alfreton and JCB subsidiary, JCB-Power Systems whom have an engine factory in South Derbyshire. Ashbourne Water used to be bottled in Buxton by Nestlé Waters UK until 2006 and Buxton Water still is. Other major employers in the county, especially around the Derby area, are Rolls-Royce plc, Egg Banking plc as well as Toyota.
The county is a popular area for a variety of recreational sports such as rock climbing, hill walking, hang gliding, caving, sailing on its many reservoirs, and cycling along the many miles of disused rail tracks that have been turned into cycle trails.
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