Nottinghamshire (/ˈnɒtɪŋəmʃər, -ʃɪər/;[3] abbreviated Notts.) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the East Midlands, England. A landlocked county, it is bordered by South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The most-populated settlement is the City of Nottingham, which is administered as a unitary authority area. Nottinghamshire County Council, which administers the rest of the county, is based at West Bridgford in Rushcliffe. In 2017, the population was estimated to be 785,800.

Sherwood Forest
Sapienter proficiens
(Progress with wisdom)
Nottinghamshire within England
Coordinates: 53°10′N 1°00′W
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of Parliament
PoliceNottinghamshire Police
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantSir John Peace
High SheriffProfessor Dame Elizabeth Fradd[1] (2020/21)
Area2,160 km2 (830 sq mi)
  Ranked27th of 48
Population (2021)1,154,195
  Ranked15th of 48
Density535/km2 (1,390/sq mi)
  • 93% White
  • 3% Asian
  • 2.1% Mixed
  • 1.2% Black
  • 0.7% Other
Non-metropolitan county
County councilNottinghamshire County Council
Admin HQCounty Hall, West Bridgford
Area2,084.7 km2 (804.9 sq mi)
  Ranked18th of 26
  Ranked10th of 26
Density397/km2 (1,030/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-NTT
ONS code37

Districts of Nottinghamshire
Unitary County council area
  1. City of Nottingham
  2. Bassetlaw
  3. Mansfield
  4. Newark and Sherwood
  5. Ashfield
  6. Gedling
  7. Broxtowe
  8. Rushcliffe

Nottinghamshire is divided into the seven non-metropolitan boroughs of Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe. Nottingham was administratively part of Nottinghamshire between 1974 and 1998, but is now a unitary authority[3] which remains part of Nottinghamshire for ceremonial purposes. The county saw a minor change in its boundaries as Finningley was transferred to the City of Doncaster in South Yorkshire.

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