Sydney, one of the worlds great cities.
Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. It is situated on the south-east coast of Australia and is bounded by the waters of the Tasman Sea, which lies in the Southern Pacific Ocean.
This bustling city has a current population of 4.7 million people, and this number is expected to reach beyond 5 million by 2020.
Sydney was the site of the first British colony in Australia, established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip, commodore of the First Fleet and the first Governor of New South Wales.
The first settlement was established as a penal colony. The desperate solution to accommodate prisoners from the over crowded English prisons system, when they lost the ability to send them to the Americas after the War of Independence.
The city is built on Port Jackson and the surrounding hills. The area is more commonly known these days as Sydney Harbour, famous the world over as the home of the its Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. The hinterland of the metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks, and the coastal regions feature many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Within the city are many notable parks, including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Within this great city, one which rates highly in the list of great cities of the world, there are many notable parks, including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. To get a comprehensive overview of the major Sydney attractions, check out OverseasAttractions.com and find out which points of interest are on the “Must See” list of things to do while in Sydney.
Today this multi-cultural metropolis is a major world city, a prime destination for tourists from all around the globe. This magnificent city on one of the worlds great harbours, has hosted multiple major international sporting events, including the 1938 British Empire Games (now known as the Commonwealth Games) and the 2000 Summer Olympics. As well as many world ranked sporting events each year, and is home to the start of the Annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht race which is held each Boxing Day.
The main airport serving the city is Sydney Airport and its main port is Port Botany.