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East Midlands


The East Midlands is a region in UK, which encompasses the combined area of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and most of Lincolnshire.
It covers an area of 15,627 km2 (6034 sq. miles) and has 4,781,284 inhabitants (Eurostat, 2019). It is one of the least populated regions in UK, but at the same time is the fourth widest region.
There are four main urban centres: Derby, Leicester, Northampton and Nottingham.
The East Midlands region is traditionally recognised for its strong manufacturing. Manufacturing sub-sectors such as Transport Equipment and Food & Drink are significantly more productive in the region than at national level. There is also a recent growing trend in the Service sector, which is in line with national trends.


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