Earlier names for the settlement include Tigguo Cobauc and Snottingham (from the Anglo-Saxon King Snot's home). The populace are grateful that the S became lost in the course of history.
It is famous for Nottingham Lace and the supposedly exceptional beauty of its young women.
Nottingham also has a good night-life. There are many clubs and bars in the centre of town that are popular amongst both the local and student communities.
It is close to the M1 motorway and also served by train services to London, Birmingham, the north and all other parts of the UK. It is a short distance from East Midlands Airport, making the city easily accessible from all parts of the world.
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284,300 in Nottingham itself, the total for the conurbation is ca. 750,000 (2001 census)