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
Sydney Tower, Sydney
The Sydney Tower is the city's tallest structure at 309m (1014ft). It was built in 1981 as a communications tower and tourist facility. The tower features an observation deck 250m above ground level.
The Rocks, Sydney
The Rocks, the site of Australia's first white settlement, is Sydney's most historic area. With many restored historic buildings and charming streets the Rocks has become a popular tourist attraction.
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.
Harbour Bridge, Sydney
The Harbour Bridge is one of Sydney's most famous landmarks. The enormous single span bridge was built between 1924 and 1932.




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