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Dunkirk is a residential area of Nottingham, England which is located to the south east of the University of Nottingham and the Queen's Medical Centre. It is in the electoral ward of 'Dunkirk and Lenton', part of the Nottingham South constituency.
While home to many permanent residents of Nottingham, the area also houses numerous students, including many international students, mainly from East and Southeast Asia. The area has become increasingly popular in the last decade due to its proximity to the university.
Dunkirk has a nursery and primary school and the Old Lenton and Dunkirk Community Centre.
There is a large cinema and entertainment centre across the canal from Dunkirk, adjacent to Clifton Boulevard (A52 road).
Dunkirk has a population of just over 10,000, with the average household size being 2.90, and the population density per hectare is 20.90.
Dunkirk is ethnically mixed, with 60% of the people being White British and 40% being from various countries such as: 5.1% from Iran, 4.7% from India, 3.69% from Pakistan, 6.05% from China, 3.6% from Africa, 3.5% from the Caribbean and 2% from the Arab World.
60.4% of the people are aged between 16-24 and 11.5% are 30-44
The Queens Medical Centre is an accident and emergency hospital situated in the area. Until 2012 the QMC was the largest hospital in the United Kingdom and the largest teaching hospital in Europe, and still is the largest teaching hospital in Europe. The hospital employs over 6,000 people and the total area of the floors of the main block is 30 square miles.
It expected that from mid-2015, the Nottingham Express Tram will be running through the hospital grounds.
Dunkirk is situated in an important economical zone for Greater Nottingham; it along with neighbouring Beeston Rylands is home to a number of international and regional headquarters such as Games Workshop, Experian, Black Horse, CIS, Abbeyfield Estates, Specsavers, Arck, Coutts, Zurich, HSBC, Speedo, Bank of England, tcp, HBOS plc and Vision Express
Dunkirk's surrounding area is home to two retail parks, Castle Marina Retail Park and Riverside Retail Park. Castle Marina Retail Park is filled with a number of high-profile furniture shops, Costa, PC World, Sainsbury's and several eateries. Riverside Retail Park has a B&Q megastore, Toys R Us as well as a few high street units.
There is also a number of car dealerships, including Porsche, Maserati and Ferrari.