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Derby is a city and unitary authority in England. It lies on the River Derwent in Derbyshire. Traditionally, the city has been the administrative center of Derbyshire, but since the Derby in 1997 became a unitary authority county has been administered from Matlock. The city has among other railway workshops and porcelain industry (Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company) established in 1750. The city is known especially for aircraft engine factory Rolls Royce.

The city received the status of city in 1977 in connection with Eliszabeth II's 25th anniversary as queen. Until this Derby was one of very few cathedral cities in the UK that did not meet the city.

The city's football team Derby County FC, founded in 1884, play in The Championship. The club won the First Division title, at that time the highest in English football, in 1972 and 1975. Cup Champion in 1946. Team home is Pride Park Stadium. Former home was Baseball Ground.

An annual outdoor concert at Darley Park is one of the largest regular free concerts are held. The city is also known for jazz, as Derby Jazz Group is one of the most active jazz organizations in the UK.

Derby Arboretum was England's first public park.
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