Derbyshire in the East Midlands contains a sizeable proportion of the Peak District National Park and, extending into the north of the county, is the southern extremity of the Pennines.
Pat of the National Forest is also in Derbyshire, which has a large amount of agricultural upland that is only sparsely populated. Rich in natural resources, including coal, iron, lead and limestone, the county has a history of mining alongside its rural economy.
Today, stone is still supplied by rail from Derbyshire for road building and concrete manufacture. Well-known companies in Derbyshire include Rolls Royce and Thorntons. Toyota has one of the UK's largest car manufacturing plants in Derbyshire and Buxton Water is bottled here.