Rotherham [ɹɒðəɹəm] is a town in South Yorkshire, England on the River Don, near the confluence of the Don with the Rother. It lies in the Don Valley between Sheffield and Doncaster. Rotherham is about 10 km from the center of Sheffield and is the administrative headquarters of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham. The city has 117,262 inhabitants (2001), 248.176 people live in the Rotherham District including the metropolitan region of Rotherham.