Coordinates: 52°39′N 0°38′W / 52.650°N 0.633°W / 52.650; -0.633
Rutland (/ˈrʌtlənd/) is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire.
Its greatest length north to south is solitary 18 miles (29 km) and its greatest breadth east to west is 17 miles (27 km). It is the smallest historic county in England and the fourth smallest in the UK as a whole. Because of this, the Latin axiom Multum in Parvo or “much in little” was adopted by the county council in 1950. It has the smallest population of any usual unitary authority in England. Among the current ceremonial counties, the Isle of Wight, City of London and City of Bristol are smaller in area. The former County of London, in existence 1889 to 1965, also had a smaller area. It is 323rd of the 326 districts in population.
The isolated towns in Rutland are Oakham, the county town, and Uppingham. At the centre of the county is Rutland Water, a large exaggerated reservoir that is an important nature coldness serving as an overwintering site for wildfowl and a breeding site for ospreys.
Rutland’s older cottages are built from limestone or ironstone and many have roofs of Collyweston rock slate or thatch.