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Information on Leicester

The City and unitary authority of Leicester is located in England. Its area, population and other key information are listed below.
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Leicester City and unitary authority COUNCIL

Leicester council addressLeicesterCivic centre Leicester
New Walk Centre Welford Place

Leicester LE1 6ZG
United Kingdom

Work+44 0116252700
Phone number of Leicester council0116252700
International: +44 0116252700
Email of Leicester councilLoading...
Official website of Leicester
Opening hours of Leicester councilMonday to Wednesday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Thursday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Mayor of LeicesterSir Peter Soulsby

Demography of Leicester

Name of Leicester inhabitants (demonym)Not available
DateCurrent valueClassed by Region/Country
Population306 600 inhabitants18 / 17
Population density in Leicester10 830,5 pop/sq mi (4 181,7 pop/km²)

Leicester administrative numbers

Leicester City and unitary authority codeGB-LCE
Leicester City and unitary authority postcodeLE1 6ZG

Information on Leicester

Cities twinned with Leicester
Bulgaria ХасковоBulgaria HaskovoChina Chongqing
France StrasbourgGermany KrefeldIndia Rajkot
Nicaragua MasayaSlovakia Bratislava
Namesake of Leicester
  • Leicester, Massachusetts, États-Unis
  • Leicester, New York, États-Unis
  • Leicester, Vermont, États-Unis
Natural parksLeicester isn't part of a natural park

Toponymy and translation of Leicester

Arabic: لسترAzerbaijani: LesterBelarusian: Горад Лестэр
Bulgarian: ЛестърWelsh: CaerlŷrGreek: Λέστερ
Persian: لسترHebrew: לסטרArmenian: Լեսթեր
Japanese: レスターKorean: 레스터Latin: Leicestria
Lithuanian: LesterisLatvian: LesteraRussian: Лестер
Serbian: ЛестерThai: เลสเตอร์Uighur: Léyséstér
Ukrainian: ЛестерYiddish: לעסטערChinese: 莱斯特

Transportation modes in Leicester

East Midlands Airport 15.8 miles
Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore 21.5 miles
Coventry Airport 23.3 miles

Leicester territory

Leicester area28,31 sq mi (73,32 km²)
Leicester altitude230 Altitude feet
Geographical coordinatesLatitude: 52.6342
Longitude: -1.13852
Latitude: 52° 38' 3'' North
Longitude: 1° 8' 19'' West
Time zone
UTC +0:00 (Europe/London)
Summer time : UTC +1:00
Winter time : UTC +0:00
Local time

What is Leicester close to?

Leicester neighbouring municipalities
BraunstoneNeighbouring townsBirstall
Leicester neighbouring municipalities
Braunstone 2.6 milesBirstall 2.9 milesThurmaston 3.3 miles
Leicester Forest East 3.5 milesScraptoft 3.5 milesAnstey 3.5 miles
Wanlip 3.6 milesGlen Parva 3.7 milesStoughton 3.8 miles
Barkby Thorpe 4 milesBarkby 4 milesWigston 4.1 miles
Groby 4.3 milesKirby Muxloe 4.6 milesRatby 4.6 miles
Syston 4.7 milesRothley 4.7 milesEnderby 4.7 miles
Blaby 4.8 milesWhetstone 5.1 milesBeeby 5.2 miles

Distance between Leicester and other main cities and towns

London : 89 milesBirmingham : 33 milesLeeds : 82 miles
Glasgow : 256 milesSheffield : 54 milesBradford : 84 miles
Manchester : 73 milesEdinburgh : 243 milesBristol : 102 miles
Liverpool : 93 milesCardiff : 118 milesWakefield : 74 miles
Coventry : 22 miles closestWigan : 87 milesDudley : 41 miles
Distances are calculated as the crow flies

Leisure and activities in Leicester surrounding area

No activities found in town Leicester