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This world is dedicated to educating people about the wonderful areas in and surrounding Derbyshire in the UK and what it is like to live here, the people, food, culture and sights to see.

We hope you find it not only informative, but entertaining.

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Derbyshire (Pronounced Dah-bee-shurr to us locals and DAR-bi-sheer to the rest. ;) ) is a county in the United Kingdom. A county is very much like an American state and Derbyshire stretches for 1,014 square miles (That's 2,625 km2) and contains 9 districts (High Peak, Derbyshire Dales, South Derbyshire, Erewash, Amber Valley (Where I live), North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Bolsover and Derby (Unitary).) with a population of 1,001,500. (As of 2008.)

Some of Derbyshire acually lies within the Peak District National Park, some in the Pennines, borders on Nottinghamshire (The wrong side o' brook. ;) ), Cheshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, the national forest and Greater Manchester.

(For a list of towns in Derbyshire, please visit here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_in_Derbyshire)

For a fuller history of the area, please feel free to browse the following sites:




The Derbyshire Dialect

'Derbysharian', or, as it is called 'The Derbyshire Dialect', has been around for a very long time. It is native to Derbyshire and is likened to Rhyming slang in the fact that it is a variant of English. A few ...

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Codnor is a small village in Derbyshire and happens to be the place where I grew up. It has a population of around 5000 and is roughly 12 miles from the city of Derby and roughly 14-15 miles away fr...

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Ripley, a small town in Derbyshire with a population of 21,097, is listed in the Domesday boo...

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