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Corby is a borough status in the United Kingdom and an industrial town located in the county of Northamptonshire in the England East Midlands. The borough had a population of 53,174 at the United Kingdom Census 2001; the town on its own accounted for 49,222 of this figure. Figures released in March 2010 revealed that Corby has the fastest growing population in England and Wales. Corby is in a triangle formed by Leicester, Peterborough and Northampton. The Borough of Corby borders onto the Borough of Kettering, the District of East Northamptonshire and the District of Harborough.
Corby's closest neighbouring towns are Kettering, Market Harborough, Desborough, Rothwell and Uppingham. Corby is about 24 miles north-east of the county town, Northampton and is located in what was once the Royal Hunting Forest of Rockingham Forest.