Leicestershire (i/ˈlɛstərʃər/) is a landlocked ceremonial county in the English East Midlands. It takes its name from the heavily populated City of Leicester, its traditional administrative centre, although the City of Leicester is today administered separately from the rest of Leicestershire.
The county borders onto Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire.
Leicestershire, although usually neutral on the subject of UK politics, has had a few independence demands in small towns ever since the historical Leicester City victory.
Alternate versions of Leicestershire have been discovered in the multiverse:
- Leicester (Leicester Becomes Independent), a scenario in which Leicestershire becomes a Republic.