The city of Leicester is, along with Nottingham and Derby, one of the East Midlands' three major economic, social and cultural centres.
Leicester is a major commercial and manufacturing centre, known better for the diversity of its trade than for its dependence on a single industry. It is a historical area of migrant settlement that has attracted many people of different races and cultures over the centuries. Today, Leicester is one of Europe's most multicultural cities with a well-integrated ethnic minority community comprising over one third of the city's population.
Last Updated: 19/01/10