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  1. Matlock

    Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. It is situated at the south eastern edge of the Peak District. The town is twinned with the French town Eaubonne. The former spa resort Matlock Bath lies immediately south of the town on the A6. Matlock, as a town, has a population of 10,689. The wider population of the Matlock urban area is approximately 20,000. Often, the Matlock area is considered to include Wirksworth, owing to the close proximity of the two towns. This would bring the area's population closer to 30,000. Matlock is nine miles south-west of Chesterfield, and in easy reach of the cities of Derby, Sheffield, and Nottingham; the Greater Manchester conurbation is 30 miles away. Matlock, in west Derbyshire, is within the Derbyshire Dales which includes the towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne, as well as Wirksworth. The headquarters of the Derbyshire County Council are contained within it.

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  1. Matlock

    a watering-place in Derbyshire, on a slope overlooking the Derwent, 15 m. NW. of Derby.

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