Place:Coalville, Leicestershire, England

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NameCoalville
TypeTown
Coordinates52.717°N 1.367°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
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Coalville is a town in North West Leicestershire, England. The area commonly referred to as 'Coalville' includes several industrial villages - including Bardon, Greenhill, Ellistown, Whitwick, Thringstone and Hugglescote - forming a loose conurbation. Coalville itself had, in 2001 a population of 4,494, with the total population of the conurbation estimated in 2003 to be around 33,000. It is situated on the A511 trunk road between Leicester and Burton upon Trent, close to junction 22 of the M1 motorway where the A511 meets the A50 between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Leicester. Coalville is the administrative centre for North West Leicestershire District Council and a market town for the district; it borders the upland area of Charnwood Forest which lies to the town's east. It is twinned with Romans-sur-Isère in South East France.

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