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Doncaster (, ) is a minster town in South Yorkshire, England. It is named after the River Don, which flows close to the centre. It is the main settlement of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster and the second largest in South Yorkshire after Sheffield. Founded by the Romans, Doncaster is a major regional hub with good transport, heritage sites and recreation centres. It is also considered a market town due to its large market centre and market charter status from medieval times. In a mid-2019 estimate, the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster had a population of 311,890, while its built-up area had a population of 158,141 in the 2011 census.The international Doncaster Sheffield Airport is at Finningley 6 miles (10 km) away. Sheffield lies 17 miles (27 km) south-west, Leeds 25 miles (40 km) north-west, York 30 miles (48 km) to the north, Hull 36 miles (58 km) north-east, and Lincoln 32 miles (51 km) south-east. Doncaster's suburbs include Armthorpe, Bessacarr and Sprotbrough. The towns of Bawtry, Mexborough, Conisbrough, Hatfield and Stainforth, among others, are only a short distance away within the metropolitan borough. The towns of Epworth and Haxey are a short distance to the east in Lincolnshire, and directly south is the town of Harworth Bircotes in Nottinghamshire. Also within the town's vicinity are Barnsley, Wakefield, Pontefract, Selby, Goole, Scunthorpe, Gainsborough, Retford, Worksop and Rotherham, to which Doncaster is linked by road and rail.
On 20 May 2022 it was announced that, as part of the Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours, Doncaster would receive city status by Letters Patent later in 2022.