sydney
Country : Australia
Currency : Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language : English
Population
City: 3 997 321 (2001)
Time
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Sydney
closeSydney, Australia's oldest city, was founded in 1788 by Arthur Phillip. He lead a fleet of 11 ships with British convicts sent to this remote destination to relieve the overcrowded British jails.
Few of those aboard this 'First Fleet' could have imagined their small settlement would grow into a large cosmopolitan metropolis.
Today Sydney is one of Asia-Pacific's most popular tourist destinations thanks to its sunny weather, fine beaches and great landmarks like the Opera House.
Random Sydney Highlights
Strand Arcade, Sydney
The Strand Arcade was built in the 19th century as a state-of-the-art shopping centre. The 340ft/104m long thoroughfare continues to be home to some of the finest stores in Sydney.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
The Royal Botanic Gardens were founded in 1816 by Governor Macquarie. The garden features different sections like the Palm Grove, the succulent garden and the tropical center.
Town Hall, Sydney
Sydney's town hall was built between 1869 and 1889 in High Victorian style. Its tall clock tower would make the town hall the city's tallest building for several decades.
Darling Harbour, Sydney
Darling Harbour, originally Sydney's main harbour, is now the city's largest recreational precinct.




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