Geography Leicester

World reference map for Leicester is latitude 52o38'06 "north latitude and 1o08'06" West. It is leading to the east National Forest, a millennium project to recreate a great forest in central England. The city now embraces several satellite towns such as Oadby, Wigston, Forest East and Syston. The city of Leicester is the city of Leicestershire County and since 1997 has been a unitary authority, with its own powers of local authorities in the city. Leicester City covers an area of ​​about 7,500 hectares, a population density of about 38 people per hectare.

While Leicester is an ancient settlement and the town got city status in 1919 by Royal Charter. Leicester has 22 electoral districts, but only two of them (west and east Knighton) are not in the top 50% of the precincts nationally recognized as underserved areas. Leicester has three Parliamentary constituencies known as Leicester East, South and West. Members are currently representing Leicester Keith Vaz, Sir Peter Soulsby and Patricia Hewitt.

In the city, the highest point is Farndon Hill Charnwood forest area, which is 277m above the level of the sea. Geologically it sits on the western edge of the East Midlands shelf in the Trent Valley. To the west, there are inherited coal measures of the upper Carboniferous period. In villages around Leicester, coal mining was once a very important industry for the local economy. Leicester has excellent soil providing rich farmland that contribute more to the local economy.

The Bluefaced Leicester sheep race was developed to Longwool breed of sheep in particular to provide the raw material for the trade of hosiery, which has been growing in Leicester in the 18th century is also a common sheep in northern England, where he is known as Hexam Leicester. The Border Leicester is another well known sheep breed arising at about the same time. Although it takes the name of Stilton in Cambridgeshire, Blue Stilton - The king of English cheeses - has long associations with Leicester. With the prevalence (2) of Stilton producers authorized in Leicestershire claims the cheese as exclusively its own. Significantly the four producers of Blue Stilton are less than 30 km (20 miles) from Melton Mowbray. Melton Mowbray is of course the British Pork Pie and home again protected, only a Melton Mowbray pork pie can have Right Pie pork. Another cheese originating in Leicestershire, of course, Red Leicester. A harder cheese with a fat content of less than Stilton, is another national favorite.

Climatically, Leicester has the typical temperate climate of England. Surprisingly, it has an average temperature of only 9 ° C with an average high of 21oC in July and August. It also has a low average of only 1 ° C in December and January. The wind direction for Leicester is mainly the southwest, bringing the Atlantic weather systems and the North Pole.

The average house price in the city of Leicester is £ 135, 000, with higher prices (on average) from £ 116,000 for a terraced house to £ 247,000 for a detached property. The average price of a flat in Leicester is £ 125,000 giving an average price of £ 156,000 properties. The stock of private housing in the city of Leicester is increasing in value. The LE2 post-code area has a higher unemployment rate, 3.7%, than the rest of Leicester 3%. However, it also has a higher proportion of license to 23%, which is 4% higher than the rest of Leicester. In the 5-year period of 2001 prices and 2006 homes in Leicester rose 9% above the national trend of rising housing prices. Over 90% of all housing in Leicester has installed central heating.

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