Derbyshire (/ˈdɑːrbiʃɪər, -ʃər, -ɪ-/ DAR-bee-sheer, -shər, -ih)[2] is a ceremonial county in the East Midlands, England. It includes much of the Peak District National Park, the southern end of the Pennine range of hills and part of the National Forest. It borders Greater Manchester to the north-west, West Yorkshire to the north, South Yorkshire to the north-east, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south-east, Staffordshire to the west and south-west and Cheshire to the west.

Matlock, the county town of Derbyshire
Bene consulendo ("By wise deliberation")
Coordinates: 53.18°N 1.61°W / 53.18; -1.61
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of ParliamentList of MPs
PoliceDerbyshire Constabulary
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantWilliam Tucker
High SheriffLouise Telford Potter[1] (2021–22)
Area2,625 km2 (1,014 sq mi)
  Ranked21st of 48
Population (2021)1,053,316
  Ranked21st of 48
Density401/km2 (1,040/sq mi)
Ethnicity96.0% White
2.3% S. Asian
1.7% Black, Mixed Race or Chinese
Non-metropolitan county
County councilDerbyshire County Council
Admin HQMatlock
Area2,547 km2 (983 sq mi)
  Ranked16th of 26
  Ranked11th of 26
Density315/km2 (820/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-DBY
ONS code17
GSS codeE10000007

Districts of Derbyshire
Unitary County council area

Kinder Scout, at 636 m (2,087 ft), is the highest point and Trent Meadows, where the River Trent leaves Derbyshire, the lowest at 27 m (89 ft).[3]:1[4] The north–south River Derwent is the longest river at 66 mi (106 km).[5] In 2003, the Ordnance Survey named Church Flatts Farm at Coton in the Elms, near Swadlincote, as Britain's furthest point from the sea.[6][7] Derby is a unitary authority area, but remains part of the ceremonial county. The county was a lot larger than its present coverage, it once extended to the boundaries of the City of Sheffield district in South Yorkshire where it covered the suburbs such as Mosborough, Owlthorpe, Jordanthorpe, Totley, Dore and Abbeydale.[8][9]

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