Rutland is a county in the Midlands
of England, bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire
, on the north and east by Lincolnshire
and onthe south by Northamptonshire
. The area of the county is 152 square miles. The region is drained by tributaries of the Welland River. Rutland is the smallest of English counties and is principally agricultural. It is well known for Stilton cheese. The county town and only urban district is Oakham.