Loughborough

Loughborough (/ˈlʌfbərə/ (listen) LUF-bər-ə) is a large market town in the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire, England, seat of Charnwood Borough Council and Loughborough University. Is 59,933 inhabitants in the 2011 census were estimated at 67,956 in 2019, as the county's second largest settlement.[1] It is close to the Nottinghamshire border and at short distances from Leicester, Nottingham, East Midlands Airport and Derby. It has the world's largest bell foundry, John Taylor Bellfounders, which made bells for the Carillon War Memorial, a landmark in the Queens Park in the town, of Great Paul for St Paul's Cathedral, and for York Minster.

Loughborough

Clockwise from top left: Loughborough University; Loughborough Central railway station on the Great Central Railway; Loughborough Carillon; Loughborough Town Hall & town centre; All Saints Church
Loughborough
Location within Leicestershire
Population66,611 (2018)
OS grid referenceSK536195
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLOUGHBOROUGH
Postcode districtLE11
Dialling code01509
PoliceLeicestershire
FireLeicestershire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire
52.7705°N 1.2046°W / 52.7705; -1.2046