Sydney City – Australia. The oldest and biggest city in Australia. Home to more than 5 million people.
A home to the world’s most known landmarks: Sydney Harbor Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Tower.
Boasts over 1 million hectares of nature reserves and parks.
Has the third largest foreign born population in the world with 45.4% foreign born nationals.
One of the most expensive cities in the world and yet among the top 10 in terms of livability.
It has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing and tourism.
The University of Sydney is among the world’s leading universities.
Has the oldest passenger airport, Kingsford Smith Airport that serves the city together with Central Railway station, the largest station in state.
Residents refer to themselves as Sydneysiders.
Sydney City is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions.
15 MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SYDNEY
- The Sydney Harbour Bridge is nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based design.
- The Sydney Funnel Web Spider is one of the most dangerous spiders on Earth, able to kill a human in 15 minutes. Its fangs are powerful enough to bite through gloves and fingernails.
- Sydney has over 100 beaches, ranging in size from a few feet to several kilometers long.
- 15,500 light bulbs are changed every year at the Sydney Opera House.
- The Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual event. About 900,000 people each year, both locally and from around the globe, go to the Easter Show.
- Sydney is 1580 square kilometres across, which is more than double New York’s 780 square kilometres.
- Sydney has the deepest natural harbour in the world with 504,000 megalitres of water.
- The strength of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was tested before opening day by placing 96 railway engines on the bridge
- The Sydney Tower was the tallest structure when it opened in 1981, and still is the second tallest freestanding structure in all of Australia at 1,001 feet over the Sydney CBD.
- Cadman’s Cottage is the oldest house in Sydney.
- Sydney’s popular cliff top coastal Bondi to Coogee walk, with views of beaches, bays and ocean rock pools, runs 6 kilometres and takes about 2 hours to complete.
- The Sydney Opera House was completed in 1973, taking 14 years and 10 thousand construction workers to build, with a final total cost of $102 million
- The Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s 3rd largest fish market.
- More than half of Australia’s top 100 companies have their headquarters in Sydney.
- The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is the oldest university in Australia.
8 Things to Do and Not to Do in Sydney City.
- Don’t walk around without sunscreen and instead make sure you have purchased one. Australia has a thin ozone layer above it hence skin cancer cases are high.
- Don’t feel pressured to tip. Instead just appreciate the service and do so when you feel like.
- Don’t get on a bus without an opal card. Use the “smart ticketing system” to pay for your fare while travelling and avoid fines.
- Do not swin outside the flags.
- Respect the rules and regulations and do not dive into the waters without taking appropriate measures.
- Don’t drink in Public. It is only permitted in the privacy of your home. Follow the rules.
- Don’t harass the wildlife and Instead it’s advisable even not to feed them.
- Don’t Litter but instead dispose off your wastes properly.