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Sydney (/ˈsɪdni/)[6] is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.[7] Located on Australia’s east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbour and sprawls about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north and Macarthur to the south.[8] Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as “Sydneysiders”.[9] As at June 2016 Sydney’s estimated population was 5,029,768.[10]

New South Wales
Sydney skyline from the north August 2016 (29009142591).jpg
Sydney Harbour (landmarks include Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge)
Map of the Sydney metropolitan area
Map of the Sydney metropolitan area
Sydney is located in Australia SydneySydney
Coordinates 33°51′54″S 151°12′34″E
Population 5,029,768 (2016)[1] (1st)
• Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi) (2015)[2]
Established 26 January 1788
Area 12,367.7 km2 (4,775.2 sq mi)(GCCSA)[3]
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
• Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
877 km (545 mi) NE of Melbourne
923 km (574 mi) S of Brisbane
287 km (178 mi) NE of Canberra
3,936 km (2,446 mi) E of Perth
1,404 km (872 mi) E of Adelaide
LGA(s) various (31)
County Cumberland
State electorate(s) various (49)
Federal Division(s) various (24)
Mean max temp[4] Mean min temp[4] Annual rainfall[4]
22.5 °C
73 °F 14.5 °C
58 °F 1,222.7 mm
48.1 in
Footnotes Coordinates:[5]
The Sydney area has been inhabited by indigenous Australians for at least 30,000 years.[11] Lieutenant James Cook first landed at Kurnell in 1770, when navigating his way up the east coast of Australia on his ship, HMS Endeavour. It was not until 1788 when the First Fleet, which contained convicts and was led by Captain Arthur Phillip, arrived in Botany Bay to found Sydney as a penal colony, the first European settlement in Australia.[12] Phillip named the city “Sydney” in recognition of The 1st Baron Sydney.[13] Although urban development has destroyed much of the city’s indigenous history, there continues to be examples of rock art and engravings located in the protected Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.[14]