The Borough of Charnwood is a borough of northern Leicestershire, England. It is named after Charnwood Forest, which it contains. Loughborough is the largest town in the district and serves as the borough's administrative and commercial centre.
Charnwood is the largest borough by population in Leicestershire (outside of Leicester itself) with more than 173,500 in a mid-2014 estimate. The district covers 107.7 sq mi (279.0 km2), making a population density of 1,600/sq mi (620/km2).
The district municipality (commonly called a "borough") is comprised of