English: Stoney Stanton is a village in the Blaby district of Leicestershire, England, with a population of over 7,000 in 2001. It constitutes a civil parish. The village is on a rocky outcrop and was the site of a quarry, which was closed in 1958. It has been since flooded and as Stoney Cove is a major diving centre, one of the biggest in Europe and a steady source of business for the local area. Through the first half of the 20th Century granite quarrying was a major activity in Stoney Stanton due to the village's location upon a rocky outcrop of ancient granodiorite, a hard stone much prized for road making. It also had a symbol of the textile industry, a Couture Tights factory, within the village until the closure of the factory a few years ago. Calor Gas also has a large depot on the borders of the village.
Italiano: Stoney Stanton è un paese di 7.000 abitanti della contea del Leicestershire, in Inghilterra.
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