Coalville is a town in North West Leicestershire, England. Coalville itself had a population of 4,494 in 2001, with the total population of its conurbation estimated in 2003 to be around 33,000. It lies 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 seat of North West Leicestershire District Council and serves as a market town for the district. It borders the upland area of Charnwood Forest to the east of the town. Coalville is twinned with Romans-sur-Isère in southeastern France.
John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 describes Coalville as "a chapelry in Ibstock, Whitwick, and Packington parishes". It was made an urban district in 1894 and remained as such until 1974.