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Derby dar-bee is a city in the East Midlands of England. It lies on the banks of the River Derwent and is surrounded by the shire county of Derbyshire. In the 2001 census the population of the borough was 233,700, whilst that of the Derby Urban Area was 229,407. Measured by Urban Area, Derby is the 18th largest settlement in England
The annual open-air concert at Darley Park is one of the biggest free concerts of its kind. The Derby Jazz group caters for the jazz interest in the city and is regarded as one of the UK's leading live jazz organizations. There is also a summer rock music festival 'Ponce in the Park' which takes place in late July every year.
Derby Arboretum was the first public park in the country, and is thought to have been one of the inspirations for Central Park in New York. Although it suffered from neglect in the 1990s, it has recently undergone extensive improvement and renovation.
Pride Park StadiumOther famous Derby institutions include Derby County Football Club, currently playing in the Football League Championship.
Derby's two biggest employers, Rolls-Royce plc (known almost universally in the area as 'Royce's', not 'Rolls') and the Toyota Motor Corporation, are both in the manufacturing trade. Egg, the Internet and telephone bank, has its national base in Derby.
Derby Cathedral boasts the second-highest cathedral tower in the country.
Derby Heritage Centre, formerly the Tudor Grammar School, told the story of Derby from Roman times till today. Unfortunately the owner, Richard Felix, has closed it so that he can focus on his Television career. Derby Gaol is a visitor attraction based in the dungeons of the Derbyshire County Gaol which dates back to 1756.
Derby Industrial Museum is situated in Derby Silk Mill and shows the industrial heritage and technological achievement of Derby, including Rolls Royce aero engine, railways, mining, quarrying, foundries etc.
Pickfords House Museum was built by architect Joseph Pickford in 1770. It was his home and business headquarters. Derby Museum and Art Gallery shows paintings by Joseph Wright, as well as fine Royal Crown Derby porcelain, local regiments and archaeology. Pickford also designed St Helens House in King Street.
The Eagle Centre is the city's main indoor shopping centre and is currently being extended.
Derby has also become a significant cultural centre for the Deaf Community in the UK. Many Deaf people relocate to Derby because of its strong Sign Language using community. It is estimated that the deaf population in Derby is at least three times higher than the national average, and that only London has a larger deaf population. The Royal School for the Deaf on Ashbourne Rd provides education in British Sign Language and English
Areas of Derby are St Lukes, Allestree, Markeaton, Alvaston, Litchurch, Wilmorton, City Centre, Rose Hill, Sunny Hill, Boulton, Chaddesden, Derwent Heights, Chellaston, Shelton Lock, Allenton, Darley Abbey, Little Chester, Derwent, Littleover, Heatherton Village, Mackworth, Mickleover, Normanton, Pear Tree, Oakwood, Sinfin, Osmaston and Spondon
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