Sydney

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Sydney
New South Wales
Montage of Sydney1.jpg
Top: Sydney Opera House; Sydney Harbour Bridge; Centre: Sydney's central business district; Centre left: Bondi Beach; Centre right: Darling Harbour; Bottom: Luna Park; Botany Bay; Old Government House
Sydney is located in Australia
Sydney
Population: 4,504,469 [1] (1st)
Density: 2058/km² (5,330.2/sq mi) (2006)[2]
Established: 26 January 1788
Coordinates: 33°51′35.9″S 151°12′40″E / 33.859972°S 151.21111°E / -33.859972; 151.21111Coordinates: 33°51′35.9″S 151°12′40″E / 33.859972°S 151.21111°E / -33.859972; 151.21111
Area: 12144.6 km² (4,689.1 sq mi)
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST)

AEST (UTC+10)

AEDT (UTC+11)

Location:
LGA: various (38)
County: Cumberland[3]
State District: various (49)
Federal Division: various (22)
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
21.7 °C
71 °F
13.8 °C
57 °F
1,212.8 mm
47.7 in

Sydney is a city on the east coast of Australia. Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales. About four million people live in Sydney which makes it the biggest city in Oceania. Sydney started in 1788, when the Captain Arthur Phillip brought the First Fleet to settle in Australia. The settlers were mostly convicts from crowded prisons in England and Ireland, with a group of soldiers to guard them.

In Sydney, there are many famous buildings: the Sydney Opera House, the Queen Victoria Building and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney has a large harbour and many beaches. The most famous beach is Bondi Beach, some other famous beaches are Coogee Beach and Manly Beach. A popular coastal walk to do is the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk [4]. Famous parts of the harbour are Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.

The most famous sports ground in Sydney is ANZ Stadium (which used to be called "Stadium Australia") because it was built for the 2000 Summer Olympics. Another stadium in Sydney is the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Sydney has many things to see and do. These include visiting Taronga Zoo (a park for animals) on the northern side of the harbour, eating food, looking at art or watching sports (like cricket or rugby) or walking down George Street which has many nice shops[5]. Sydney has some of Australia's best shopping, and the Blue Mountains are about two hours' drive away to the west. Many people go to Sydney City to watch the great fireworks display over the harbour on New Year's Eve.

Geography[change | change source]

Sydney city and its surrounding suburbs include the Central Business District, Inner City, Sydney East, Sydney North, Sydney South and Sydney West.

Events[change | change source]

Sydney is home to a range of events that happen throughout the year, drawing many tourists and visitors to the city.

Vivid Sydney[change | change source]

Vivid Sydney is held every year in June in the winter and is a display of light shows, art installations and music from local and international artists. In 2016, Vivid Sydney will run for 23 spectacular nights from 27th May to 18th of June [6].

Royal Easter Show[change | change source]

The Royal Easter Show is held in Sydney Olympic Park throughout the Easter public holiday period in April. It is a family attraction with rides, carnival games, showbags and food tents. There are also agriculture shows where children can learn more about farm animals as well as animal feeding areas. Shows such as woodcutting and animal competitions are popular every year [7]

Mercedes Benz Fashion Weekend[change | change source]

Mercedes Benz Fashion weekend runs for two days every year and features runway shows by leading Australian designers. The event is attended by fashion journalists, magazine editors, bloggers and fashion buyers. There are also Styling Sessions and VIP parties at the home of fashion week in Carriageworks in the inner city suburb of Redfern [8].


Climate data for Sydney
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 45.3
(113.5)
42.1
(107.8)
39.8
(103.6)
33.9
(93)
30.0
(86)
26.9
(80.4)
25.9
(78.6)
31.3
(88.3)
34.6
(94.3)
38.2
(100.8)
41.8
(107.2)
42.2
(108)
45.3
(113.5)
Average high °C (°F) 25.9
(78.6)
25.8
(78.4)
24.7
(76.5)
22.4
(72.3)
19.4
(66.9)
16.9
(62.4)
16.3
(61.3)
17.8
(64)
20.0
(68)
22.1
(71.8)
23.6
(74.5)
25.2
(77.4)
21.7
(71.1)
Average low °C (°F) 18.7
(65.7)
18.8
(65.8)
17.5
(63.5)
14.7
(58.5)
11.5
(52.7)
9.3
(48.7)
8.0
(46.4)
8.9
(48)
11.1
(52)
13.5
(56.3)
15.6
(60.1)
17.5
(63.5)
13.8
(56.8)
Record low °C (°F) 10.6
(51.1)
9.6
(49.3)
9.3
(48.7)
7.0
(44.6)
4.4
(39.9)
2.1
(35.8)
2.2
(36)
2.7
(36.9)
4.9
(40.8)
5.7
(42.3)
7.7
(45.9)
9.1
(48.4)
2.1
(35.8)
Rainfall mm (inches) 101.5
(3.996)
118.7
(4.673)
128.9
(5.075)
125.8
(4.953)
121.1
(4.768)
130.7
(5.146)
97.3
(3.831)
81.2
(3.197)
69.1
(2.72)
77.6
(3.055)
83.1
(3.272)
77.8
(3.063)
1,212.8
(47.748)
Avg. rainy days (≥ of ANY volume) 12.2 12.4 13.5 12.8 13.2 12.5 11.1 10.5 10.6 11.6 11.6 11.5 143.5
Sunshine hours 220.1 194.3 198.4 192.0 182.9 165.0 198.4 220.1 216.0 223.2 234.0 235.6 2,480
Source: Bureau of Meteorology[9]


Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008-09". Australian Bureau of Statistics. http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3218.02008-09?OpenDocument. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (17 March 2008). "Explore Your City Through the 2006 Census Social Atlas Series". http://abs.gov.au/websitedbs/d3310114.nsf/4a256353001af3ed4b2562bb00121564/45b3371f4a681356ca25740e007c92bf!OpenDocument. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  3. Note: Counties are seldom used in Australia except for some land valuation purposes. Most residents do not know that counties exist.
  4. "Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk". Destination NSW. http://www.visitnsw.com/things-to-do/nature-and-parks/walks/bondi-to-coogee-coastal-walk. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  5. "Sydney shopping precincts". Destination NSW. http://www.sydney.com/things-to-do/fashion-and-shopping/shopping-precincts. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  6. "Vivid Sydney Event". Sydney Tourism NSW. http://www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/sydney-city/vivid-sydney. Retrieved 31st March 2016.
  7. "Royal Easter Show Event". Sydney Tourism NSW. http://www.sydney.com/events/sydney-royal-easter-show. Retrieved 31st March 2016.
  8. "Mercedes Benz Fashion Weekend". Sydney Tourism NSW. http://www.sydney.com/events/mercedesbenz-fashion-weekend. Retrieved 31st March 2016.
  9. "Sydney (Observatory Hill)". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_066062_All.shtml. Retrieved 15 August 2010.