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New South Wales General Info
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Area

801,640 square kilometres (which is 309,417 square miles).

Population

6,463,500 people (the official estimate for 2000).

Population Density

8.1 people per square kilometre.

Capital

Sydney

Population of Sydney

4,085,600 people (the official estimate for 2000).

Geography

The landscape ranges from the Snowy Mountains in the south, which contain Australia’s highest point, Mount Kosciuszkoto, to the subtropical north. There are over 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) of coastline with golden beaches and picturesque waterways and rivers, including the 1900 kilometre (1200 mile) Murray River.

Time Zone

Greenich Mean Time + 10 (Greenich Mean Time + 11 from last Sunday in October to first Saturday in March) except in the Broken Hill Area which keeps GMT + 9.5.
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