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Oakham

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Oakham is the county town of Rutland in the East Midlands of England, 25mi east of Leicester, 28mi south-east of Nottingham and 23mi west of Peterborough. Oakham has a population of 10,922, as of the 2011 census.Oakham lies to the west of Rutland Water, one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe. It is in the Vale of Catmose and is built on an incline, varying from 325ft to 400ft above sea level. It is twinned with Barmstedt, Germany, and Dodgeville, Wisconsin, United States.GovernanceLocal governance for Oakham is provided for by the single-tier unitary Rutland County Council, of which Oakham is the headquarters.Lying within the historic county boundaries of Rutland from a very early time, from 1974 until 1997, Oakham lay within the non-metropolitan county of Leicestershire.Oakham, along with Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, and the rest of Rutland, has been represented at Westminster by the Conservative Member of Parliament Alan Duncan since 1992. Oakham is in Rutland. Make the most of your holiday in Oakham by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United Kingdom trip planner.
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