Nottingham

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Nottingham
EnglandNottingham.png
Shown within England
Geography
Status Unitary Authority, City (1897)
Ceremonial county Nottinghamshire
Historic county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Area
- Total
Ranked 274th
74.61 km²
Admin HQ Nottingham
ISO 3166-2 GB-NGM
ONS code 00FY
OS grid reference
Coordinates 52°57N 1°08W
NUTS 3 UKF14
Demographics
Population:
Total (2005 est.)
Density

278,700
Ethnicity
(2001 census)
84.9% White
6.5% S. Asian
4.3% Afro-Caribbean
Politics

Nottingham City Council
http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/
Leadership Leader & Cabinet
Control Labour

Nottingham is a city (and county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. The centre of Nottingham lies on the River Leen and its southern boundary follows the course of the River Trent, which flows from Stoke to the River Humber estuary. According to the 2001 census, Nottingham has an estimated city population of 275,100 which increased to an estimated 278,700 in 2005, while the Nottingham Urban Area conurbation has a population of 666,358 (2001 figures).[1] Nottingham is a member of the English Core Cities Group.

History[change | edit source]

The first evidence of settlement dates from pre-Roman times, and it is clear that the Romans also lived in the area.

An early name for Nottingham was "Tigguo Cobauc" which means "a place of cavy dwellings." Founded by Anglo-Saxon invaders after 600 AD, parts of the settlement have included man-made caves, dug into soft sandstone. Nottingham was later captured by the Danes (Vikings) and in the 9th century became one of the five boroughs (fortified towns) of the Danelaw.

Robin Hood statue in Nottingham.

The legend of Robin Hood developed in the Middle Ages. Robin Hood is said to have lived in Sherwood Forest, which extended from the north of Nottingham to the north side of Doncaster, Yorkshire. Hood's main opponent was the Sheriff of Nottingham. While the legends are almost certainly untrue, particularly in their details, they have had a major impact on Nottingham, with Robin Hood imagery a popular choice for local businesses and many modern tourist attractions use the legend. The Robin Hood Statue in Nottingham is within walking distance from the Old Market Square.

Three pubs in Nottingham claim the title of England's Oldest Pub. The contenders are Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem near the castle, The Bell on the Old Market Square, and The Salutation on Maid Marian Way.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, much of Nottingham's wealth was founded on the textile industry.

Settlements within and around Nottingham[change | edit source]

Districts within Nottinghamshire
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1 Rushcliffe
2 Broxtowe
3 Ashfield
4 Gedling
5 Newark and Sherwood
6 Mansfield
7 Bassetlaw
8 Nottingham

Within the City of Nottingham[change | edit source]

Around the City of Nottingham[change | edit source]

Twin Cities[change | edit source]

Famous people from Nottingham[change | edit source]

D. H. Lawrence, world famed author (1906)

Famous people born in or near Nottingham include (sorted by DOB):

Novelists and poets

References[change | edit source]

Other websites[change | edit source]