sydney
Country : Australia
Currency : Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language : English
Population
City: 3 997 321 (2001)
Time
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Sydney
info Sydney Skyline at night
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
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.
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.
Central Station, Sydney
Sydney's largest railway station was built in 1906. Its landmark clock tower, which reaches a height of 75 meter (246 ft) was added later, between 1915 and 1920.
Darling Harbour, Sydney
Darling Harbour, originally Sydney's main harbour, is now the city's largest recreational precinct.




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