Nottingham is a city and unitary government area in Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England. It is located
Nottingham is associated with the legend of Robin Hood and the lace, bicycle and tobacco industries. The city is also the county town of Nottinghamshire, and the settlement was given a city charter in 1897 as part of Queen Victoria's Diamond Year celebrations.
Nottingham is a tourist destination; In 2018, the town had the second highest number of overnight visitors in the Midlands and the highest in the East Midlands.
In 2020, Nottingham had an estimated population of 330,000. The larger urban area, which includes many of the city's suburbs, has a population of 768,638.
It is the largest city in the Eastern Midlands and the second largest in the Midlands. Metropolitan Nottingham's economy is the seventh largest in the UK, with a GDP of $50.9 billion (2014). Aside from Birmingham, it is the only city in the Midlands classified as a qualifying global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.
Nottingham is a central sports hub and, in October 2015, was named the 'Home of British Sport'. The National Ice Centre, Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Center and Trent Bridge International Cricket Ground are all based in or around town, which is also home to two professional football teams: Notts County, formerly a professional league club oldest industrial estate in the world, and Nottingham Forest. , the famous double winner of the UEFA European Cup under Brian Clough and Peter Taylor in 1979 and 1980. The city has professional rugby, ice hockey and cricket teams; it also hosts the Aegon Nottingham Open, an international tennis tournament within the framework of the ATP and WTA. The award comes just over a year after Nottingham was named the UK's top football city.
The city is served by Nottingham railway station and the Nottingham Express Transit tram system; Its bus company, Nottingham City Transport, is Britain's most extensive public bus network.
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