Leicester (Leicester; pronounced /'lɛstə/, ce is not pronounced) is the tenth largest city in the UK, covering an area of approximately 74 square kilometers and a population of nearly 300,000. The city of Leicester is located in Leicestershire, East Midlands, England. It is an important transportation center in the UK. It is very convenient to reach anywhere in the UK from here. It is only a short trip to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield and other famous cities. About an hour's drive.

Alias Leicester, Leicester City Football Club
Administrative district type single management area
Region UK
Location: 144 kilometers northwest of London
Area 73.32 km²
Areas under jurisdiction: Charnwood, Oadby-Wigston, Leicester
government seat glenfield
Telephone area code 01162
Climatic conditions Temperate maritime climate, cool summers, mild winters, humid year-round, and rainy weather
Population approximately 300,000
Famous attractions: National Forest Millennium Discovery Center, Ashby Larch Castle, National Space Center Museum
Airport East Midlands Airport
Train station Leicester train station
License plate code LE
Dialect English
City team Leicester City Football Club
UniversityUniversity of Leicester
Honored as one of the 5 most sustainable cities in Europe
Sister City Chongqing
Bus station St. Magrat long-distance bus station
Year of establishment 1884
King Power Stadium
Country England
English Premier League
Table of contents
1Historical evolution
▪English Civil War
▪8th-19th century
▪Local history
3 sports
4Cultural Economy
▪University of Leicester
▪De Montfort University
▪Team lineup
Leicester's history in the 5th century is obscure. In 679 or 680, Leicester was chosen as the center of the bishopric. From 914 to 941, Leicester was briefly occupied by the Vikings.
middle Ages
Due to a power struggle between the church and the British nobility, Leicester lost its city status in the 11th century and did not regain it until 1919. In 1927, the Church of St. Martin was upgraded to Leicester Cathedral. The tomb of King Richard III of England is located in Leicester Cathedral, but he is not buried there.
In 1226, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester forced King Henry III of England to convene an English Parliament at Leicester Castle (now in ruins) . This was the first time that the English Parliament had ever been held in Leicester.
English Civil War
Leicester was a parliamentary stronghold during the English Civil War. In 1645, Prince Rupert of the Rhine (one of the royalists) planned to attack Leicester, forcing the New Model Army (the parliamentary army) to return to the defense and stop attacking the royalist headquarters-Oxford. On May 30, Prince Rupert officially attacked, and hundreds of Leicesterians were killed (although British parliamentary documents state that the number of casualties was exaggerated).
8th-19th century
Since the Grand Canal was built in 1790 to connect Leicester to London and Birmingham, Leicester, like other British cities, has become an industrial city. It is mainly developed in the shoemaking industry and mechanical engineering, and even the famous Luddite movement. Happened from here. These manufacturing industries are now in decline.
local history
Due to a power struggle between the church and the British nobility, Leicester lost its city status in the 11th century and did not regain it until 1919. In the 19th century, Leicester continued to expand its jurisdiction, mainly by annexing: Belgrave, Aylestone, Knighton, and North Evington.
The Local Government Act 1888 came into effect on 1 April 1889, and Leicester became a county borough (County Borough, independent of the Borough of Leicestershire County Council). In 1935, Leicester annexed Evington, Humberstone, and Beaumont Leys, and the boundaries have not changed since. After the Local Act 1972 came into effect on 1 April 1974, Leicester ceased to be a county municipality and became a non-metropolitan district of Leicestershire. The Local Government Commission for England, established in 1992, recommended that Leicester become a unitary management area and no longer a metropolitan area, which has been effective since April 1, 1997.
Leicestershire is therefore both a non-metropolitan and an honorary county, while Leicester is a unitary authority area. If Leicestershire is treated as a non-urban county, Leicester is not part of it; if Leicestershire is treated as an honorary county, Leicester is still part of it administratively.
Leicester is a prosperous international commercial city. The urban area is dotted with a variety of shops, restaurants, bars and cultural and entertainment facilities. Urban life is very convenient and rich. Leicester is also a famous university town in the UK. The number of students accounts for 10% of the total population of Leicester. This makes Leicester's living environment vibrant, safe and comfortable, full of culture and modern fashion trends. As the UK's first environmentally friendly city, Leicester's urban environment is very natural, fresh and suitable for living. Leicester is a city full of cultural atmosphere. Various cultural and art festivals are held here every year. The most famous Leicester Comedy Festival attracts nearly 40,000 people to attend the event every year, while immigrants from other countries Traditional festivals of their own country and ethnic group are celebrated regularly. Leicester is also a dream destination for many sports enthusiasts.
physical education
The famous Premier League team Leicester City and the rugby team Tigers are home here, and the city is dotted with various sports venues with advanced and complete facilities. Leicester is a very ethnically diverse city, and the combination of multi-national cultures makes it a good place for students to learn about the world, especially Western civilization.
Leicester, with a population of 100,000, is one of the top ten cities in England. It is located in the center of England. It is surrounded by several major industrial cities in England such as Leeds and Birmingham. It is a transportation hub and industrial and commercial center in the UK. It only takes a short train ride to London. One hour.
cultural economy
Leicester is a very famous environmentally friendly city in the UK. It is one of the five winners of the Sustainable City Medal in Europe and the only city in the UK to win this honor. Although it is also a large industrial city.
Another great thing about Leicester is its culture. Leicester has the largest Asian population in any European city and is also a religious gathering place. The De Montfort Hall here is the venue for many concerts.
Leicester hosts a variety of cultural and arts celebrations from June to August every year. The Caribbean Carnival is held every August in Victoria Park and is the second largest carnival in the UK.
Leicester is also a prosperous commercial city. It originally started from the clothing industry and shoemaking industry, and still maintains the glory of yesterday's textile industry. However, the high-tech industry does not lag behind at all. This city has become the leader of the British high-tech industry. .
Leicester Market, located in the city centre, is Leicester's shopping centre. It has been around for 700 years. There are now more than 400 stores gathered here.
There are many famous restaurants in Leicester, whether you are a very picky gourmet or a lover of fast food, you will be able to leave satisfied. There are all kinds of food styles from around the world. Leicester has 18 Chinese restaurants and dozens of Chinese takeaways. Chinese food is very popular locally, and Chinese restaurants are doing good business.
University of Leicester
The University of Leicester is a research-oriented British university founded in 1921. The total number of students at the university is about 19,000, and the number of full-time students is about 15,000. Its research subjects include art, Science, medicine, law, education, biological sciences and social sciences.
Ranked 211th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15
Ranked 20th in the 2015 Times rankings
Ranked 21st in the UK in the 2015 Guardian UK University Rankings
de montfort university
De Montfort University has 22,000 students and 2,700 faculty and staff from more than 100 countries around the world. The school has schools of art and design, business law, technology, life and health sciences and humanities and 3 a specialized research institution.