Newcastle, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Newcastle view.jpg
Central Newcastle in 2007, viewed from Stockton, across the harbour.
Newcastle is located in New South Wales
The location of Newcastle in New South Wales
Coordinates32°55′S 151°45′E / 32.917°S 151.750°E / -32.917; 151.750Coordinates: 32°55′S 151°45′E / 32.917°S 151.750°E / -32.917; 151.750
Population322,278 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,233/km2 (3,190/sq mi)
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
Area261.8 km2 (101.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
Location162 km (101 mi) NNE of Sydney
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Mean max temp[2] Mean min temp[2] Annual rainfall[2]
21.8 °C
71 °F
14.3 °C
58 °F
1,123.0 mm
44.2 in

Newcastle is a city in New South Wales, Australia. It is also the second oldest city in Australia. Newcastle is 160km north of Sydney, and is the largest coal-harbour in the world. 500,000 people live in Newcastle making it second largest city in New South Wales. Newcastle was started in 1804 by Lieutenant Charles Menzies and was for convicts who mined the coal. It is named Newcastle after the English coal harbour of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Newcastle has lots of things to do such as restaurants and food.

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Newcastle (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station AWS". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 3 November 2017.