Doncaster is a town in South Yorkshire, England, and the principal settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster. The town is close to Sheffield and is popularly referred to as "Donny". Doncaster has Robin Hood Airport shared with Doncaster and Sheffield, and in recent years its centre has undergone regeneration including the development of an ''Education City'' campus, currently the largest education investment of its kind in the UK. Doncaster has also recently extended the Frenchgate Centre, a shopping centre and transport interchange.
According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, the urban sub-area of Doncaster had a population of 67,977. Together with Bentley, South Yorkshire and Armthorpe, it forms an urban area with a population of 127,851. The wider metropolitan borough has a population of around 286,866.
In 2010, Doncaster was named the UK's ninth "most musical" city by PRS for Music.