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LEICESTER has been named as one of the top five cities on the planet which provides Indian cuisine to its population – outside of India.

In fact the city has taken the number two spot in the new study by Remitly, which studies global cuisine outside of its country of origin.

The data confirms that Leicester boasts one of the highest number of Indian restaurants per capita – with 234 Indian restaurants serving its population of 472,897 people.

This means that there is an average of 0.49 Indian Restaurants per 1,000 people in the city, according to the statistics, which can be found at

However, with Leicester placed as runner up on the list, it may come as a surprise to learn that the top spot is actually held by the Spanish city of Valencia, which serves up the greatest number of Indian restaurants per person.

A total of 425 restaurants serve up Indian cuisine to the city’s population of 800,215.

The other cities which make up the top five, were Newcastle with 119 restaurants serving its 290,688-strong population, the Belgian city of Brussels with 70 for its 186,916 people and the UAE’s Dubai with 988 for its population of 2.9 million people.

The number of restaurants listed for each city was taken from?TripAdvisor, with native restaurants subtracted from the total,?then divided by the population of the city using and multiplied by 100 to?ascertain the?number?of international restaurants?available?per 1,000 people.

“As food evokes such strong emotions, we wanted to look at which cities truly offer the culinary variety that our nomadic species craves,” said Jago McKenzie, Remitly’s UK head of region.

“It’s great to see such variety in our study with cities from Europe, Asia, and North America featuring heavily at the top of the list.”

Remitly is a company which helps the millions of immigrants around the world who leave their families behind to live and work in another country. 

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