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
Hyde Park, Sydney
Sydney’s Hyde Park, located just south of the CBD, is named as such in tribute to London’s namesake park.
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.
Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
The Queen Victoria Building (QVB) was built at the end of the 19th century as a market hall. In is now a modern shopping center.
Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney
Built between 1817 and 1819, the barracks provided lodgings for convicts working in government employment around Sydney until its closure in 1848.




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