geographical name \ˈdär-bē-ˌshir, -shər; US also ˈdər-\

Definition of DERBYSHIRE

county N cen England Matlock area 1052 square miles (2725 square kilometers), pop 914,600

Variants of DERBYSHIRE

Der·by·shire or Derby


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Administrative (pop., 2001: 734,581), geographic, and historic county, central England. The landscape varies from the moorlands of the north to the Trent lowlands in the south. Industry ranges from tourism in the High Peak district to mining and engineering in the eastern and southern coalfields. Apart from gaining the rural district of Tintwistle from Cheshire, the traditional county was unaltered by the administrative reorganization in 1974; its county seat is Matlock.

Variants of DERBYSHIRE

Derbyshire or Derby


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