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City of Leicester —  City & Unitary authority  — Leicester landmarks: (clockwise from top-left) Jewry Wall, National Space Centre, Leicester War Memorial, Central Leicester, Curve theatre, Leicester Cathedral and Guildhall, Welford Road Stadium, Leicester Market Official logo of City of Leicester Motto: Semper Eadem Location within Leicestershire and England Coordinates: {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:52|38|N|1|08|W|type:city_region:GB|| | |name= }} Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region East Midlands Ceremonial county Leicestershire Admin HQ New Walk Centre, Leicester City Centre Founded AD 50 City Status restored 1919 Government  • Type Unitary authority, City  • Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby  • Leadership Elected mayor and cabinet  • Unitary authority Leicester City Council  • List of MPs List of MPs Jon Ashworth Liz Kendall Keith Vaz Area  • City & Unitary authority (73.32 km) Population (2011 est.