Derby's two biggest employers, Rolls-Royce plc and the Toyota Motor Corporation are engaged in engineering manufacturing. Other companies of note include railway systems engineering firm Bombardier Transportation who manufacture railway rolling stock at the Derby Carriage and Wagon Works, HeroTSC, who deal with much of Sky's telephone support, and Alstom who manufacture large power plant boilers and heat exchangers.
Derby was a single United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency represented by two members of parliament until 1950, when it was divided into the single-member constituencies of Derby North and Derby South.
University of Derby has a student population of around 22,000 & University of Nottingham has a student population of around 21,000
River Derwent flows through the county of Derbyshire
East Midlands Airport is situated 15 miles (24 km) from Derby city centre
Derby Telegraph, Derby Trader, BBC Radio Derby
Famous People from Derby
Alan Bates (Actor), Ronald Binge (Composer), Maxwell Caslfield (Actor), Des Coleman (Actor), Richard Felix (Actor), Florence Nightingale (Pioneer of Modern Nursing), John Whitehurst (Clockmaker)
Derby County (Football), Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Derby RFC (Rugby Union), Derby City RLFC (Rugby League), Derby Trailblazers (Basketball)
Osnabruck (Germany), Kapurthala (India), Haarlem (Netherlands), Foncquevillers (France), Toyota City (Japan), Changzhi (China), Keene (New Hampshire)
The climate in Derby is oceanic with average summer temperatures reaching 21C & average winter lows of 1C. Average rainfall in Derby is 93mm
Derby Folk Festival, Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival