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Loughborough University
Loughborough University
Coordinates 52 ° 46 ′  N , 1 ° 12 ′  W Coordinates: 52 ° 46 ′  N , 1 ° 12 ′  W
OS National Grid SK536195
Loughborough (England)
Residents 59,317 (as of 2012)
language English
ZIP code section LE11, LE12
prefix 01509
Part of the country England
region East Midlands
Shire county Leicestershire
Unitary authority Leicester
District Borough of Charnwood
British Parliament Leicestershire
Website: loughborough.co.uk

Loughborough [ˈlʌfb (ə) ɹə] is a university and industrial town with about 57,600 inhabitants (as of 2004) in Leicestershire , England , about 17 kilometers north of Leicester . Loughborough is the administrative seat of the Borough of Charnwood subdistrict .


The area was already settled in pre-Roman times and had an important wool market in the 13th century.


The largest employer is Loughborough University , a former technical college, which is now best known for its outstanding sports faculty, but is also one of the best-rated in the UK university system in media, communication and library studies.


Important industrial companies have specialized in the construction of electrical appliances and the construction of railway wagons. The market for products from the agricultural environment is also large.

Thomas Cook founded in 1841 to mass tourism with the organization of a trip for 570 people to Loughborough from nearby Leicester .

Twin cities

Sister cities are:


born in Loughborough :

Web links

Commons : Loughborough  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ John O'Leary: The Times Good University Guide 2007 , Times Books, London June 2006, ISBN 0007231482
  2. Twinned With - Twin Towns, Town Twinning Twinned Cities. Retrieved April 28, 2019 .