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ABOUT THIS REGION Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales, the most populous city in Australia. It is on Australia's south-east coast, on the Tasman Sea. In June 2010 the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people. Inhabitants of Sydney are called Sydneysiders, comprising a cosmopolitan and international population. The site of the first British colony in Australia, Sydney was established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip, of the First Fleet, as a penal colony. The city is built on hills surrounding Port Jackson, which is commonly known as Sydney Harbour, where the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge are prominent structures. The temperate climate delivers warm summers and mild winters, with rainfall spreading throughout the year. January, the city's warmest month, averages temperatures between 18.6 °C and 25.8 °C. This warm climate attracts people to Sydney's iconic beaches, most notably Bondi and Manly, almost all year round. 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 and Manly beaches. Within the city are many parklands, including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Sydney is a consistently high-ranking world city for quality of life. It's laid-back outdoor lifestyle and physical allure make it one of the world’s easiest and most beautiful harbour cities to visit. Sydneysiders are a friendly, energetic bunch with a tell-it-like-it-is approach to life and proud of their city's famous icons - Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge. In the year ending 2012, Sydney received a total of 10.5 million international and domestic visitors, which injected $11.7 billion into the state of New South Wales' economy. The most well-known attractions include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Other attractions include Royal Botanical Gardens, Luna Park, Darling Harbour, some 40 beaches and Sydney Tower. The New South Wales Government operates two programs relevant to Sydney as part of the NSW Tourism Strategy, they are: Brand Sydney (to revitalise and strengthen the image and appeal of Sydney) and Visit Sydney (to increase promotion of Sydney as a tourist destination through a strengthened dedicated business unit within Destination NSW). Sydney also has several popular museums, such as the Australian Museum (natural history and anthropology), the Powerhouse Museum (science, technology and design), the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Australian National Maritime Museum. Sydney is easily accessed by car and public transport. Sydney's Orbital road network is made up of 10 motorways linked with expressways, freeways and other main roads to get you around the city and surrounding areas. A public transport network of buses, CityRailtrains, monorails and Sydney ferries, service Sydney's major tourist attractions including beaches and shopping precincts along with accommodation. INDUSTRY RESOURCES Regional Tourism Website : Sydney Regional Tourism Website : Destination NSW Research and Statistics : Destination NSW Corporate Website Local Councils : Local Government Association NSW CREDITS Information Source : Wikipedia Information Source : Destination NSW Image Credit : Australia Day, Sydney Harbour : Destination NSW : James Horan Regional Map : Copyright 2014 GoPanda Communications GoPanda

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