The county of Derbyshire is part of the East Midlands of England. The northern part of Derbyshire overlays a portion of the Pennines, the famous chain of hills and mountains. Today, the city of Derby is now a unitary authority area. However, it remains part of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire. The county has a large amount of thinly populated agricultural upland. About 75 percent of the population actually lives in 25 percent of the area. The population of Derbyshire is about 1,001,500 with the density of 382/km2. It is comprised with 96 percent of White people, 2.3 percent Asians, and 1.7 percent Black, Mixed Race and Chinese.
Derbyshire has both a rural economy and a coal mining economy on both ends of the land. The county is rich in natural resources like iron, coal, limestone and lead. This is why mining is rampant in the northeastern part. Due to the abundance of limestone in the county, it led large quarries to supply limestone to the industries of the towns nearby. Later on, cement manufacture had risen. This also improved the demand for building stone. The building of railways in the late 20th century also pushed businessmen and miners to create more quarries to use the resources from the area.
The local government of Derbyshire has three levels. By 1998, a unitary authority of Derby has been put up. This is why Derby is only part of Derbyshire when there are ceremonial purposes. The school system, on the other hand is complete. There are independent sectors and organizations such as the Trent College and the Elms School, which are located near Derby.
People in Derbyshire are also fond of sports. They have two football teams currently playing in the Football League. These are the Derby County F.C and The Chesterfield F.C. There are also minor teams that are playing with in the county. One of these is the Alfreton Town F.C, which played in the Conference National. The Sheffield F.C, the oldest football club, came from the county of Derbyshire too. Today, the team’s home ground is at Dronfield in North East Derbyshire. Cricket is also a sport of people in Derbyshire. The Derbyshire County Cricket Club is presently playing in Division two of the County Championship. Derbyshire also have a rugby league clubs, this includes the North Derbyshire Chargers. It also has a lot of Rugby Union Clubs namely: Derby, Matlock, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Ilkeston, and Amber Valley.
Derbyshire is renowned because of the numerous choices tourists have when it comes to recreational sports. These include hill walking, hang gliding, caving, rock climbing, cycling, sailing and rock climbing. The county I also famous for its local attractions like Mam Tor, Kinder Scout and other metropolitan attractions such as Buxton, Derby and Bakewell. Residents and tourists can also enjoy interesting places like Peak Rail, Castleton, Chatsworth House, Bolsover Castle, Crich Tramway Museum, steam railway, Howden dam, Derwent dam and Ladybower dam, Midland Railway steam railway, Dovedale, Haddon Hall, Heights of Abraham and Matlock Bath.