Leicestershire

[ les-ter-sheer, -sher ]
/ ˈlɛs tərˌʃɪər, -ʃər /

noun

a county in central England. 986 sq. mi. (2,555 sq. km).

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Leicestershire
/ (ˈlɛstəˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /

noun

a county of central England: absorbed the small historical county of Rutland in 1974; Rutland and Leicester city became independent unitary authorities in 1997: largely agricultural. Administrative centre: Leicester. Pop (excluding Leicester city): 619 200 (2003 est). Area (excluding Leicester city): 2084 sq km (804 sq miles)Shortened form: Leicester Abbreviation: Leics
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