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About Derbyshire

Derbyshire is a country of great contrasts. From the rolling hills of the north to the busy industry of Derby and its urban landscape through to the rugged beauty of the Peak District, DFRS strives to make sure it is a safer place for the people who live, work and visit there.

Over 1 million people live in Derbyshire in a diverse range of urban areas, bustling market towns and rural villages. The county covers over 1,000 square miles and also encompasses much of the Peak District National Park. Derbyshire is also home to important historic houses and buildings including Chatsworth House, Bolsover Castle, Kedleston Hall and Calke Abbey, to name a few.

Industries such as manufacturing, agriculture and tourism contribute to the local economy and Derbyshire is home to international names such as; Toyota, Rolls-Royce, Bombardier, Denby Pottery, Royal Crown Derby and Thorntons.


 

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