Leicester Directory

Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands area of England. It is also the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the National Forest. In 2006, the population of the Leicester unitary authority was estimated at 289,700, the largest in the East Midlands, whilst 441,213 people lived in the wider Leicester Urban Area. Eurostat's Larger Urban Zone listed the population of the area at 772,400 people as of 2004. Leicester is the 10th most populous settlement in the United Kingdom using the 2001 census definitions and the urban area is the fifteenth largest conurbation in the UK, the second largest in the region behind the Nottingham Urban Area. 

Leicester incorporates the following areas - Aylestone, Beaumont Leys, Abbey Ward, Bede Island, Belgrave, Blackfriars, Braunstone Estate, Braunstone Frith, City Centre, Clarendon Park, Crown Hills, Dane Hills, Eyres Monsell, Evington, Evington Valley, Frog Island, Gilmorton Estate, Goodwood, Hamilton, Highfields, Horston Hill, Humberstone, Humberstone Garden City, Knighton, Mowmacre Hill, Nether Hall, New Humberstone, New Parks, Newfoundpool, North Evington, Northfields, Rowlatts Hill (R.H.E.), Rowley Fields, Rushey Mead, Saffron Lane Estate, Southfields, South Knighton, Spinney Hills, St Peters, St Matthew's, Stoneygate, Thurnby Lodge, Westcotes, West End, West Knighton, Western Park and Woodgate.