Sydney - NSW

Capital City Populated Place


DEG: -33.86148 151.20548
DMS: 33º 51' 41.33" S 151º 12' 19.71" E
UTM: 56 H 6251754mN 334001mE
Altitude: 37.98m


Place Type

Population - Capital City


246.45kms NorthEast of Canberra - Driving 293 km (3 hours 4 mins)
729.56kms South of Brisbane - Driving 920 km (10 hours 9 mins)

Address & Contact

NSW 2000
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Sydney is the capital city for the state of New South Wales. It has a population of 4,041,400 (4.04 million) and is located directly upon Sydney Harbour. Sydney is a thriving, dynamic and multicultural city.
Sydney was the first European settlement in Australia. Captain Cook sailed along the Eastern coastline in 1770, but never came into the harbour itself. It was not until 1787 that Governor Philip Arthur discovered the beauty and potential of this massive harbour. Initially it was intended to be a setttlement for convicts. However from 1825, Sydney slowly developed into a community where convicts and free settlers worked and lived together.
Sydney is most famous for it's two icons, The Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The Harbour Bridge took 9 years to build, it is 134 metres tall at the highest point and weighs an enormous 60, 000 tonnes. The Opera House was designed by a Danish Architect called Joern Utzon. It cost over $100 million and took 14 years to complete. Within the building itself there are 5 theatres and many other amenities, including bars and restaurants.
The telephone code for Sydney and the state of NSW is 02. Sydney observes AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) which is GMT + 10 hours. In summer is observes AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time) which is GMT + 11 hours.

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Closest Weather Station

Sydney - Observatory Hill at 20/06:30pm EDT
Distance from Sydney 0.1km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Sydney (Observatory Hill)
Distance from Sydney 0.1km NW
Mean Max. °C25.925.824.722.419.416.916.317.820.022.123.625.2
Mean Min. °C18.718.817.614.711.
Mean Rain mm101.7118.3129.8127.2120.5132.498.380.368.677.183.677.6

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