Nottinghamshire (Great Britain)

Agreement signed: 23 May 1994

Range of cooperation:

Economic Cooperation (collaboration in business education and training, cooperation between Chambers of Commerce and between construction companies). Sharing experience on areas such as social services (particularly relating to the care of older people), improving the management of local government, energy conservation and public transport issues. Cooperation between women's groups and partnerships with seven schools in Poznan, sport; intensive cooperation in the field of policing and public safety.

Population: 1 million inhabitants

Location: in the heart of Great Britain.

Information about the city:

Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire was home to the legendary Robin Hood who defended the poor and fought for the rightful king, Richard the Lionheart (during the 11th century). In Nottingham, the main city in this county, there are many historic buildings including a former royal castle, several churches from the 12th to the 15th century and a Neo - Gothic cathedral from 1844. The nearby village of Newark contains the largest cemetry of Polish airmen in Great Britain. In the village of Southwell, where the poet Lord George Byron lived, there is a 12th century cathedral. Now, Nottingham is home to a variety of different indutries including food processing, furniture, textiles (including very famous lace), tobacco and even bicycles. It is also a major centre for shopping and banking. In Nottingham, the biggest town in the county, there are two universities: The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.

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