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Leicester (pop. 285,400); important historic and industrial city in central England known for hosiery, shoes and machinery products. It is the site of the University of Leicester, Jewry Wall (built by the Romans in the A.D. 100s), landmark churches and a castle that dates back to the 1100s.

See also: England.

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