Place:Charnwood District, Leicestershire, England

NameCharnwood District
Alt namesCharnwood Boroughsource: Wikipedia
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates52.769°N 1.204°W
Located inLeicestershire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLoughborough, Leicestershire, Englandmunicipal borough making up major part of the district municipality
Shepshed, Leicestershire, Englandurban district merged into the district municipality
Barrow upon Soar Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district merged into the district municipality

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The Borough of Charnwood is a local government district with borough status in the north of Leicestershire, England, which has a population of 166,100 as of the 2011 census. It borders Melton to the east, Harborough to the south east, Leicester and Blaby to the south, Hinckley and Bosworth to the south west, North West Leicestershire to the west and Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire to the north. It is named after Charnwood Forest, an area which the borough contains much of.

The administrative centre of the borough is located in Loughborough, which is also the district's largest town and its main commercial centre. The town is also the location of Loughborough University. Other notable settlements include Shepshed, Syston, Birstall and Thurmaston.

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

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