With an estimated 350,000 residents, Leicester is the tenth largest city in England. The City covers an area of 7,335 hectares and is located at the centre of a wider urban area in the heart of Leicestershire.
Leicester is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the UK, with a rich industrial heritage and recent iconic developments such as the National Space Centre, Curve Theatre and award winning Highcross shopping and leisure complex .
The City provides employment, shopping, leisure and health care facilities and opportunities for the one million plus people that live in the Leicester and Leicestershire area. The City has two universities, the University of Leicester and De Montfort University and Leicester College of Further Education is one of the largest colleges in the country.
The City has fast train links to London St Pancras and Europe and enjoys good road access to the rest of the UK via the M1 and M69 motorways.
The attached document provides an insight into the Leicester economy.