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Nottinghamshire
Image: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
Ranked 24th
2,085 km²
Admin HQ West Bridgford
ISO 3166-2 GB-NTT
ONS code 37
NUTS 3 UKF15/16
Demographics
Population
- Total (2004 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 17th
1,034,700
479 / km²
Ranked 10th
759,600
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
  1. Rushcliffe
  2. Broxtowe
  3. Ashfield
  4. Gedling
  5. Newark and Sherwood
  6. Mansfield
  7. Bassetlaw
  8. Nottingham (Unitary)

Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, 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, just outside the city. Image File history File links map of admin county File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The traditional counties of England are historic subdivisions of the country into around 40 regions. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the tradional region of the Midlands. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Area. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This is a List of Administrative shire counties of England by Area, that is to say Administrative counties with a two-tier County council structure, not including Administrative counties which are Unitary Authorities. ... West Bridgford is a leafy suburb of Nottingham. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Population - 2002 mid-year estimates from the Office for National Statistics, unrounded figures published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the Entitlement Notification Reports for Revenue Support Grants [1]. See also: List of Administrative shire counties of... This is a list of non-metropolitan counties of England by population. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in Britain (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Graham Allen is the Labour member of the UK Parliament for the Nottingham North constituency. ... Kenneth Clarke The Right Honourable Kenneth Harry Clarke, QC, MP, (born 2 July 1940) is a leading Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. ... Vernon Rodney Coaker (born June 17, 1953) is the Labour Member of Parliament for Gedling, Nottinghamshire, in the United Kingdom. ... John Heppell (born 3 November 1948, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Geoff Hoon (right) at Pentagon briefing The Right Honourable Geoffrey William Hoon (born December 6, 1953), the Member of Parliament for Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, is Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons. ... John Mann (born 10 January 1960)in Leeds is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Joseph Alan Meale (born 31 July 1949, Bishop Auckland) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Patrick John Mercer MBE, OBE (born 26 June 1956) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Dr Nicholas Douglas Palmer (born 5 February 1950, London) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Alan John Simpson (born 20 September 1948 in Bootle, Liverpool) is a British Labour politician and Member of Parliament for Nottingham South. ... Simon Patrick Tipping (born 24 October 1949, Halifax) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Districts in the Ceremonial County of Nottinghamshire. ... Rushcliffe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. ... Broxtowe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England, west of the city of Nottingham. ... This article is about the district in England, for the area in Sydney, Australia, see Ashfield, New South Wales. ... Gedling is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. ... Newark and Sherwood is a local government district of eastern Nottinghamshire, England. ... Location within the British Isles Mansfield is a town in Nottinghamshire. ... Bassetlaw is the northernmost district of Nottinghamshire, England, with a population according to the 2001 UK census of 107,713. ... Nottingham is a city and county town of Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... The traditional counties as usually portrayed. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the tradional region of the Midlands. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... A county town is the location of the administrative headquarters of a county. ... Nottingham is a city and county town of Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... West Bridgford is a leafy suburb of Nottingham. ...


The districts of Nottinghamshire are Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe. The City of Nottingham was administratively part of Nottinghamshire until 1998 but is now a unitary authority although it remains part of the traditional and ceremonial county. This article is about the district in England, for the area in Sydney, Australia, see Ashfield, New South Wales. ... Bassetlaw is the northernmost district of Nottinghamshire, England, with a population according to the 2001 UK census of 107,713. ... Broxtowe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England, west of the city of Nottingham. ... Gedling is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. ... Mansfield is a local government district in Nottinghamshire, England. ... Newark and Sherwood is a local government district of eastern Nottinghamshire, England. ... Rushcliffe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. ... Nottingham is a city and county town of Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. ...


As of 2006 the county is estimated to have a population of just over one million. Over half of the population of the county live in the conurbation of Greater Nottingham which also spreads into Derbyshire. The conurbation has a population of about 650,000, though less than half fall within the city boundaries. Greater Nottingham is the surrounding conurbation of the city of Nottingham. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ...

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History

Main article: History of Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire lies on the Roman Fosse Way, and there are Roman settlements in the county, for example at Mansfield. The county was settled by Angles around the 5th century, and became part of the Kingdom, and later Earldom, of Mercia. However, there is evidence of Saxon settlement at Oxton, near Nottingham, and Tuxford, east of Sherwood Forest. The name first occurs in 1016, but until 1568 the county was administratively united with Derbyshire, under a single Sheriff. In Norman times the county developed malting and woollen industries. During the industrial revolution canals and railways came to the county, and the lace and cotton industries grew. In the 19th century collieries opened and mining became an important economic sector, though these declined after the 1984-5 miners' strike. This article describes the History of Nottinghamshire Historical setting English control The earliest Teutonic settlers in the district which is now Nottinghamshire were an Anglian tribe who, not later than the 5th century, advanced from Lincolnshire along the Fosseway, and, pushing their way up the Trent valley, settled in the... Principal sites in Roman Britain Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410 CE. The Romans referred to their province as Britannia. ... The Fosse Way was a Roman road in England which linked Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) in South West England, to Lincoln (Lindum) in the East Midlands, via Bath (Aquae Sulis), Cirencester (Corinium) and Leicester (Ratae Coritanorum). ... Location within the British Isles Mansfield is a town in Nottinghamshire. ... Angles (German: Angeln, Old English: Englas, Latin: singular Anglus, plural Anglii) were Germanic people, from Angeln in Schleswig, who settled in East Anglia, Mercia and Northumbria in the 5th century. ... // Events Romulus Augustus, Last Western Roman Emperor Rome sacked by Visigoths in 410. ... Mercia, sometimes spelled Mierce, was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, in what is now England, in the region of the Midlands, with its heart in the valley of the River Trent and its tributary streams. ... Saxon may refer to: The Saxon people The Anglo-Saxon people Saxon language: Anglo-Saxon language (the ancestor language of English) Lower Saxon language (a variety of Low German) Old Saxon language (the ancestor language of Anglo-Saxon language) Upper Saxon dialect (a variety of High German) An inhabitant of... Oxton is a village on The Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England that became part of the borough of Birkenhead as the conurbation grew. ... Events George Tsul, ruler of Khazaria, is captured by a combined Byzantine- Rus force, which effectively ends Khazarias existence. ... Events March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. ... Sheriff is both a political and a legal office held under English common law, Scots law or U.S. common law, or the person who holds such office. ... Norman may refer to: the Normans, the Norman people. ... Malted barley Malting is a process applied to cereal grains, in which the grains are made to germinate and then quickly dried before the plant develops. ... This article is about wool, the fiber. ... The Industrial Revolution was the major technological, socioeconomic and cultural change in the late 18th and early 19th century resulting from the replacement of an economy based on manual labour to one dominated by industry and machine manufacture. ... White lace is often used in collars and other fabric borders. ... Picking cotton in Georgia Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... The miners strike of 1984-5 was a major piece of industrial action affecting the British coal industry. ...


Until 1610, Nottinghamshire was divided into eight Wapentakes. Sometime between 1610 and 1719 they were reduced to six — Newark, Bassetlaw, Thurgarton, Rushcliffe, Broxtowe and Bingham, some of these names still being used for the modern districts. // Events January 7 - Galileo Galilei discovers the Galilean moons of Jupiter. ... A wapentake is a term derived from the Old Norse, the rough equivalent of an Anglo-Saxon hundred. ... // Events January 23 - The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire April 25 - Daniel Defoe publishes Robinson Crusoe June 10 - Battle of Glen Shiel Prussia conducts Europes first systematic census Miners in Falun, Sweden find an apparently petrified body of Fet-Mats Israelsson in an unused... Newark was a wapentake (equivalent to a hundred) of the traditional county of Nottinghamshire, England. ... Bassetlaw was a wapentake (equivalent to a hundred) in the English county of Nottinghamshire. ... Thurgaton was a wapentake (equivalent to a hundred) of the traditional county of Nottinghamshire, England. ... Rushcliffe was a wapentake (equivalent to a hundred) of the traditional county of Nottinghamshire, England. ... Broxtowe was a wapentake (equivilent to a hundred) of the ancient county of Nottinghamshire, England. ... Bingham was a wapentake (equivalent to a hundred) of the traditional county of Nottinghamshire, England. ...


Nottinghamshire is famous for its involvement with the legend of Robin Hood. This is also the reason for the amount of tourists who visit places like Sherwood Forest, City of Nottingham and the surrounding villages in Sherwood Forest. Robin Hood is the archetypal English folk hero, an outlaw who, in modern versions of the legend, stole from the rich to give to the poor. ... Sherwood Forest is a country park surrounding the village of Edwinstowe in Nottinghamshire, England, the remnant of a much larger forest historically associated with the legend of Robin Hood. ... Nottingham is a city and county town of Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ...


Physical geography

Nottinghamshire, like Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, sits on extensive coal measures, up to 900 metres (3,000 feet) thick and occuring largely in the north of the county. These are overlaid by sandstones and limestones in the west and clay in the east[1]. The north of the county is part of the York plain. The centre and south west of the county, around Sherwood Forest, features undulating hills with ancient oak woodland. Principal rivers are the Trent, Idle, Erewash and Soar. The Trent, fed by the Soar and Erewash, and Idle, composed of many streams from Sherwood Forest, run through wide and flat valleys, merging at Misterton. The highest point of the county is Newtonwood Lane, Newton (grid reference SK456605) at 204m/669ft. Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (strip mining). ... The metre (Commonwealth English) or meter (American English) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... Sandstone near Stadtroda, Germany Sandstone is an sedimentary rock composed mainly of feldspar and quartz and varies in colour (in a similar way to sand), through grey, yellow, red, and white. ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... Quaternary clay in Estonia. ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... In geography, a plain is a large area of land with relatively low relief. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Lithocarpus. ... The River Trent is one of the major rivers of England. ... The River Idle is a river in Nottinghamshire, England. ... The River Erewash is a river that flows through Derbyshire Categories: UK geography stubs | Rivers in Derbyshire ... The river in Leicester The River Soar is a tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ...


Nottinghamshire is sheltered by the Pennines to the west, so receives relatively low rainfall at 641-740mm (25-29 in) annually[2]. The average temperature of the county is 8.8-10.1 degrees celsius (48-50 fahrenheit)[3]. The county receives between 1321 and 1470 hours of sunshine per year[4]. Typical Pennine scenery. ... MM or Mm or mm can stand for: A millimetre (mm) or megametre (Mm) Initials of Marilyn Monroe Macromedia Morning Musume Roman numeral for 2,000 and the year 2000 Myanmar Master of Management Maelzels metronome: precedes a beats-per-minute tempo measurement Maximum Medicine Moderna Misstag, Swedish Quake_2... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... The degree Celsius (°C) is a unit of temperature named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who first proposed a similar system in 1742. ... Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after the German physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), who proposed it in 1724. ...


Politics

Nottinghamshire is represented by members of parliament, of which nine are members of the Labour Party, and two are Conservatives. Geoff Hoon, representative for Ashfield, is a front-bench member of the government. Kenneth Clarke of Rushcliffe is a former Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... Geoff Hoon (right) at Pentagon briefing The Right Honourable Geoffrey William Hoon (born December 6, 1953), the Member of Parliament for Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, is Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons. ... This article is about the district in England, for the area in Sydney, Australia, see Ashfield, New South Wales. ... Kenneth Clarke The Right Honourable Kenneth Harry Clarke, QC, MP, (born 2 July 1940) is a leading Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. ... Rushcliffe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. ... The Rt. ...


The County Council is Labour controlled. There are 67 councillors, of which 38 are Labour, 25 are Conservatives and four are Liberal Democrats[5]. The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ...


Economy and industry

In 1998 Nottinghamshire had a GDP per-capita of £12,000, and a total GDP of £12,023 million. This is compared to a per-capita GDP of £11,848 for the East Midlands, £12,845 for England and £12,548 for the United Kingdom. Nottingham has a GDP per-capita of £17,373, North Nottinghamshire £10,176, and South Nottinghamshire £8,448[6]. In October 2005 the United Kingdom had 4.7% unemployment, the East Midlands 4.4%, and Nottingham travel-to-work area 2.4%[7]. The pound sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom (UK). ...

National and County cricket player Harold Larwood.
National and County cricket player Harold Larwood.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1333, 306 KB) Summary Photo of the Harold Larwood statue in Kirkby-in-Ashfield market place. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1333, 306 KB) Summary Photo of the Harold Larwood statue in Kirkby-in-Ashfield market place. ... Harold Larwood (November 14, 1904 - July 22, 1995) was an English cricket player, an extremely quick and accurate fast bowler best known for his key role as the implementer of fast leg theory in the infamous Bodyline Ashes Test series of 1932-33. ...

Culture

Nottinghamshire was home to the poet Lord Byron and the author D H Lawrence. Poets are authors of poems, or of other forms of poetry such as dramatic verse. ... Lord Byron, English poet Lord Byron (1803), as painted by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, (January 22, 1788 – April 19, 1824) was the most widely read English language poet of his day. ... D. H. Lawrence David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 - 2 March 1930) was one of the most important, certainly one of the most controversial, English writers of the 20th century, who wrote novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, and letters. ...


Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is a first class cricket club who play at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The William Clarke stand at Nottinghamshires home ground, Trent Bridge. ... First-class cricket matches are those of at least three days length in which both teams have two innings each, and which involve either international teams or the highest division of domestic competition. ... Cricket is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players each. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ...


Settlements and communications

The council house and a tram in Nottingham market square.
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The council house and a tram in Nottingham market square.
See also: list of places in Nottinghamshire.

The traditional county town, and the largest settlement in the traditional and ceremonial county, is Nottingham. The town 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. Nottingham Express Transit tram, taken by me 20/04/2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nottingham Express Transit tram, taken by me 20/04/2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This is a list of settlements in the ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire, England. ... Nottingham is a city and county town of Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... Arnold is a suburb of Nottingham, England. ... Carlton is a Suburb to the east of the city of Nottingham. ... West Bridgford is a leafy suburb of Nottingham. ... Location within the British Isles Beeston is a town in the county of Nottinghamshire, England some 3 miles (5km) south west of the centre of Nottingham. ... Stapleford is a town in the county of Nottinghamshire, England some 6 miles (10km) west of the centre of Nottingham. ...


There are several market towns in the county. Newark-on-Trent is a bridging point of the Fosse Way and River Trent, but is actually a Anglo-Saxon market town with a now ruined Castle. Mansfield sits on the site of a Roman settlement, but grew after the Norman Conquest. Worksop, in the north of the county, is also an Anglo-Saxon market town which grew rapidly in the industrial revolution with the arrival of canals and railways and the discovery of coal. Newark, Mansfield and Worksop have suffered from the decline of mining since the 1984-5 miners' strike. Other market towns include Arnold, Bingham, Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, and Retford. The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Newark (also Newark-on-Trent) is a town in Nottinghamshire, located on the River Trent. ... The Fosse Way was a Roman road in England which linked Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) in South West England, to Lincoln (Lindum) in the East Midlands, via Bath (Aquae Sulis), Cirencester (Corinium) and Leicester (Ratae Coritanorum). ... The River Trent is one of the major rivers of England. ... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... Note: This page refers to the Newark Castle of Newark, Nottinghamshire, not the Newark Castle of Port Glasgow, Inverclyde Newark Castle from the north Newark Castle from the south Newark Castle, supposed to have been founded by Egbert, king of the West Saxons, was partly rebuilt and greatly extended by... Location within the British Isles Mansfield is a town in Nottinghamshire. ... Principal sites in Roman Britain Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410 CE. The Romans referred to their province as Britannia. ... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest of England was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ... Map sources for Worksop at grid reference SK585792 Worksop is a town in Nottinghamshire, England, situated on the River Ryton although its nearest city is Sheffield in South Yorkshire. ... The Industrial Revolution was the major technological, socioeconomic and cultural change in the late 18th and early 19th century resulting from the replacement of an economy based on manual labour to one dominated by industry and machine manufacture. ... The Canal du Midi in Toulouse, France Canals are man-made waterways, usually connecting existing lakes, rivers, or oceans. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (strip mining). ... The miners strike of 1984-5 was a major piece of industrial action affecting the British coal industry. ... // Arnold is a given name deriving from the Germanic words for arn (eagle) and walden (to rule). ... Location within the British Isles. ... Map sources for Hucknall at grid reference SK534493 Hucknall, formerly known as Hucknall Torkard, is a town in Nottinghamshire, England, in the district of Ashfield. ... Location within the British Isles Kirkby-in-Ashfield is a former mining town in Nottinghamshire, UK, with a population of 25,265 (according to the 2001 National Census). ... Location within the British Isles Retford is a town on the River Idle, in the Nottinghamshire, England district of Bassetlaw. ...


The main railway in the county is the Midland Main Line which links London St Pancras Station to Sheffield via Nottingham. The Robin Hood Line between Nottingham and Worksop serves several villages in the county. The M1 motorway runs north-south through the county, connecting Nottingham to London, Leeds and many other towns and major roads. The A1 road runs through Newark and Worksop. The Nottingham East Midlands Airport is just outside the county in Leicestershire, while the Robin Hood Airport lies just inside South Yorkshire. These airports serve the county and several of its neighbours. Together the airports have servies to most major European destinations, and the East Midlands airport now also has services to North America and Caribbean countries. As well as local bus services throughout the county, Nottingham and its suburbs have a tram system, Nottingham Express Transit. The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom and is part of the British railway system. ... Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the most populous city in the European Union, with an estimated population on 1 January 2005 of 7. ... The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ... Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in the north of England. ... The Robin Hood Line is a railway line running from Nottingham city centre to Worksop, Nottinghamshire. ... The M1 motorway heading south towards junction 37 at Barnsley. ... Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds in West Yorkshire in the north of England. ... Also known as the Great North Road. ... Nottingham East Midlands Airport (IATA airport code: EMA, ICAO airport code: EGNX) is an airport in the East Midlands of England, near Castle Donington. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield is a new international airport due to open in April 2005. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... A satellite composite image of Europe // Etymology Picture of Europa, carried away by bull-shaped Zeus. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the... ... TheBus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... A modern tram in the Töölö district of Helsinki, Finland Volkswagen Cargo-Tram in Dresden. ... A tram in downtown Nottingham. ...


Places of interest

Clumber House from an old postcard. ... Map sources for Creswell Crags at grid reference SK536741 Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge on the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire border, in the Midlands of England. ... Southwell Minster Southwell Minster is a minster and cathedral, in the British town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, six miles away from Newark. ... Sherwood Forest is a country park surrounding the village of Edwinstowe in Nottinghamshire, England, the remnant of a much larger forest historically associated with the legend of Robin Hood. ... Front of Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem is one of 20 public houses in Great Britain which claim to be the oldest drinking establishment in the country. ...

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References

  1. ^  Encyclopaedia Brittanica, 1911. "Nottinghamshire, Geology". [8] Accessed 2005-12-11.
  2. ^  Met Office, 2000. Annual average rainfall for the United Kingdom.
  3. ^  Met Office, 2000. Annual average temperature for the United Kingdom.
  4. ^  Met Office, 2000. Annual average sunshine for the United Kingdom.
  5. ^  Nottinghamshire County Council, 2005. Election Results.
  6. ^  Office for National Statistics, 2001. Regional Trends 26 ch:14.7 (PDF). Accessed 2005-12-24.
  7. ^  East Midlands Observatory, 2005. Labour Market Statistics for October 2005. Accessed 2005-12-24.
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Dorset (pronounced Dorsit, sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England, on the English Channel coast. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in southwest England. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in England established in 1974 which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation surrounding the City of Manchester. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Red Lancashire rose Lancashire is a county of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... The eastern side of the City of London viewed from St. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England. ... Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... For other places with this name, see Northumberland (disambiguation) Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... Bolton Abbey North Yorkshire is a Shire county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Suffolk (pronounced suffuk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Tyne and Wear is one of six metropolitan counties in England, comprising the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... Warwickshire (pronounced either /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə/ or /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə/) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...

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Bedfordshire | Berkshire | Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cumberland | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Durham | Essex | Gloucestershire | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Hertfordshire | Huntingdonshire | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | Middlesex | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Somerset | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Sussex | Warwickshire | Westmorland | Wiltshire | Worcestershire | Yorkshire Bedfordshire is a county in England and forms part of the East of England region. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Map of Bucks (1904) Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... This article is about the English county. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Population - Total (2004 est. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... The inner harbour, Brixham, south Devon, at low tide Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Dorset (pronounced Dorsit, sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England, on the English Channel coast. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in southwest England. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Red Lancashire rose Lancashire is a county of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Middlesex is an area of south-eastern England, it is traditionally regarded as one of the 39 historic counties of England. ... Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... For other places with this name, see Northumberland (disambiguation) Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Suffolk (pronounced suffuk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Sussex is a traditional county in south-eastern England, corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... Warwickshire (pronounced either /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə/ or /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə/) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... Westmorland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... The White Yorkshire rose. ...


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Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.
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