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Nottingham ( / ˈ n ɒ t ɪ ŋ ə m / ( listen ) NOT -ing-əm ) is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, 128 miles (206 km) north of London , in the East Midlands.
Nottingham has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the lace-making, bicycle (notably Raleigh bikes) and tobacco industries. It was granted its city charter in 1897 as part of Queen Victoria 's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Nottingham is a tourist destination; in 2011, visitors spent over £1.5 billion—the thirteenth-highest amount in England's 111 statistical territories. 
In 2015, Nottingham had an estimated population of 321,550  with the wider urban area , which includes many of the city's suburbs, having a population of 915,977. Its urban area is the largest in the east Midlands and the second-largest in the Midlands.  The population of the Nottingham/ Derby metropolitan area is estimated to be 1,610,000.  Its metropolitan economy is the seventh largest in the United Kingdom with a GDP of $50.9bn (2014).  The city is also ranked as a sufficiency-level world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.