Nottinghamshire

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Nottinghamshire
EnglandNottinghamshire.png
Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Origin Historic
Region East Midlands
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 27th
2,160 km2 (830 sq mi)
Ranked 24th
2,085 km2 (805 sq mi)
Admin HQ West Bridgford
ISO 3166-2 GB-NTT
ONS code 37
NUTS 3 UKF15/16
Demography
Population
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 17th
1,041,300
482 /km2 (1,250 /sq mi)
Ranked 10th
762,600
Ethnicity 94.1% White
2.5% S. Asian
1.5% Afro-Carib.
Politics
Nottinghamshire County Council
http://www.nottscc.gov.uk/
Executive Labour
Members of Parliament
Districts
Nottinghamshire Ceremonial Numbered.png
  1. Rushcliffe
  2. Broxtowe
  3. Ashfield
  4. Gedling
  5. Newark and Sherwood
  6. Mansfield
  7. Bassetlaw
  8. Nottingham (Unitary)

Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is a county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. The county town is traditionally Nottingham, at 52°57′17″N, 1°09′29″W, though the council is now based in West Bridgford (at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent).

The districts of Nottinghamshire are Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe. The City of Nottingham was administratively part of Nottinghamshire between 1974 and 1998 but is now a unitary authority, although it remains part of the county.

National and County cricket player Harold Larwood.

Culture[change | edit source]

Nottinghamshire contains the ancestral home of the poet Lord Byron, Newstead Abbey, which he sold in 1818. It is now owned by Nottingham City Council and open to the public.

Settlements and communications[change | edit source]

The council house and a tram in Nottingham market square.

The traditional county town, and the largest settlement in the historic and ceremonial county boundaries, is Nottingham. The City is now administratively independent, but suburbs including Arnold, Carlton, West Bridgford, Beeston and Stapleford are still within the administrative county and West Bridgford is now home of the county council.

Places of interest[change | edit source]

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