Leicestershire

Leicestershire

[les-ter-sheer, -sher]
noun
a county in central England. 986 sq. mi. (2555 sq. km).
Also called Leicester.
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Leicestershire (ˈlɛstəˌʃɪə, -ʃə)
 
n
Shortened form: Leicester, Leics a county of central England: absorbed the small historical county of Rutland in 1974; Rutland and Leicester city became independent unitary authorities in 1997: largely agricultural. Administrative centre: Leicester. Pop (excluding Leicester city): 619 200 (2003 est). Area (excluding Leicester city): 2084 sq km (804 sq miles)

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