Newcastle, New South Wales
New South Wales
Central Newcastle in 2007, viewed from Stockton, across the harbour.
|Population||322,278 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,233/km2 (3,190/sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|Area||261.8 km2 (101.1 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
|• Summer (DST)||AEDT (UTC+11)|
|Location||162 km (101 mi) NNE of Sydney|
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.
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