The tiny county of Rutland –18 miles north to south (29 km) and 17 miles east to west (27 km) – lies between Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.
There are two local towns, Uppingham and the county town of Oakham. The majority of local inhabitants work in public administration, health and education, with jobs in hotels, restaurants and distribution a close second.
Manufacturing industries include clothing and cement making and there are two Ministry of Defence bases. Agriculture continues to thrive and tourism is still growing.
Rutland is the first county to offer charging points for electric cars across the region and East Midlands Trains run a service from Oakham station to London via Corby.