The region's major rivers, the Nene, the Soar, the Trent and the Welland, flow in a northeasterly direction towards the Humber and the Wash.The Derwent, conversely, rises in the High Peak before flowing south to join the Trent some 2 miles (3 km) before its conflux with the Soar.The region has an area of 15,627 km (6,034 sq mi), and was home to over 4.5 million people in 2011.There are five principal urban centres, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton and Nottingham; and a number of next tier centres including Boston, Chesterfield, Corby, Grantham, Hinckley, Kettering, Loughborough, Mansfield, Newark and Wellingborough.We integrate our core values into what we do, because our reputation precedes us.The relationships we have built over the years are testimony of this.Charnwood Forest is noted for its abundant levels of volcanic rock, estimated to be approximately 600 million years old.Of the aggregates that are produced in the region, 25% is from Derbyshire and 4-% is from Leicestershire.
The eastern part of the Midlands, it consists of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
The centre of the East Midlands area lies roughly between Bingham, Nottinghamshire and Bottesford, Leicestershire.
The geographical centre of England lies in Higham on the Hill in west Leicestershire, close to the boundary between the East and West Midlands.
The National Centre for Earth Observation is at the University of Leicester.
The region is home to large quantities of limestone, and the East Midlands Oil Province.