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As far as the NHS is concerned Rutland is generally treated as part of Leicestershire.


A small part of the East Coast Main Line passes through Rutland's north-east corner, near Essendine. It was on this stretch that a train pulled by the locomotive Mallard set the world speed record for steam locomotives on 3 July 1938, with a speed of 125.55 mph (202.05 km/h).

Rutland was the last county in England without a direct rail service to London (apart from the Isle of Wight and several administrative counties which are unitary authorities). East Midlands Trains started running a single service from Oakham railway station to London St Pancras via Corby on 27 April 2009. [25]

Through the Rutland Electric Car Project, Rutland was the first county to offer a county-wide public electric-vehicle charging network. [26]

Rutland's small size has led to a number of humorous references such as Rutland Weekend Television , a television comedy sketch series hosted by Eric Idle. The county is the supposed home of the parody rock band The Rutles, who first appeared on Rutland Weekend Television.

The events in several Peter F. Hamilton books (including Misspent Youth and Mindstar Rising ) are situated in Rutland, where the author lives. Adam Croft is writing the Rutland crime series, beginning with What Lies Beneath (2020).

Rutland was the last county in England without a McDonald's restaurant. [27] However, in January 2020 a planning application for a McDonald's restaurant on the outskirts of Oakham was approved by the County Council [28] and the restaurant opened on 4 November 2020. [29]


Rutland's traditions include:


Harington School provides post-16 education in the county. Rutland County College closed in 2017.

Places of interest

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Oakham, the county town of Rutland
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Multum in parvo
("Much in little")
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Established1 April 1997
Established by Local Government Commission for England
Origin Ancient
Time zone UTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of Parliament Alicia Kearns (C)
Police Leicestershire Police
Ceremonial county
Lord Lieutenant Sarah Furness
High Sheriff David Wood [1] (2021–22)
Area382 km2 (147 sq mi)
  Ranked 45th of 48
Population (mid-2019 est.)39,697
  Ranked 47th of 48
Density104/km2 (270/sq mi)
Ethnicity98.1% White