Derbyshire (/ˈdɑːrbiʃɪər, -ʃər/;[2] DAR-bee-SHI-er or DAR-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England. It includes much of the Peak District National Park and the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills. It covers part of the National Forest and borders on Greater Manchester to the north-west, West Yorkshire to the north, South Yorkshire to the north-east, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south-east, Staffordshire to the west and south-west and Cheshire to the west. Kinder Scout, at 636 metres (2,087 ft), is the highest point, Trent Meadows, where the River Trent leaves Derbyshire, its lowest at 27 metres (89 ft).[3]:1[4] The River Derwent is its longest river at 66 mi (106 km), running north–south through the county.[5] In 2003 the Ordnance Survey placed Church Flatts Farm at Coton in the Elms (near Swadlincote) as Britain's furthest point from the sea.[6][7] The city of Derby is a unitary authority area, but remains part of the ceremonial county. The non-metropolitan county has 30 towns of 10,000–100,000 inhabitants, but much sparsely populated farming upland.

Bene consulendo ("By wise deliberation")
Coordinates: 53°8′N 1°36′W
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of ParliamentList of MPs
PoliceDerbyshire Constabulary
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantWilliam Tucker
High SheriffLouise Telford Potter[1] (2021–22)
Area2,625 km2 (1,014 sq mi)
  Ranked21st of 48
Population (mid-2019 est.)1,053,316
  Ranked21st of 48
Density401/km2 (1,040/sq mi)
Ethnicity96.0% White
2.3% S. Asian
1.7% Black, Mixed Race or Chinese
Non-metropolitan county
County councilDerbyshire County Council
Admin HQMatlock
Area2,547 km2 (983 sq mi)
  Ranked16th of 26
  Ranked11th of 26
Density315/km2 (820/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-DBY
ONS code17
GSS codeE10000007

Districts of Derbyshire
Unitary County council area