Leicester is a city and county town of the county of Leicestershire. The city itself has grown from being a roman military settlement to the urban metropolis it is today. Many ethnic minorities from around the world have come to Leicester to live and it has a high percentage of Southern Asians. Leicester has two universities; University of Leicester and De Montfort University. Both of which have a big emphasis on engineering.
Engineering and retail are the two important sectors which feed the economy of Leicester. Financial and business services are also important.
Home of the Leicester Tigers, at Welford Road, if you like rugby union.
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