Rutland, between. Lincoln, Leicester, and Northampton counties, is the smallest county of England, and contains 49,889 acres, nearly all under cultivation and pasture. Wheat and barley are grown, and many oxen and sheep reared. There are 3,000 acres of wood and plantation. The W. part is mostly grass, the E. under tillage. Excellent cheese is made. The principal towns are Oakham and Uppingham.