State: New South Wales
Sydney By The Numbers:
Population: 164,547 (city); 4,085,578 (metropolitan area) Average Summer Temperature: 22 °C/ 72 °F Average Winter Temperature: 12 °C/ 53 °F Most Precipitation: 1130 mm/ 44.5 in Elevation: 6 m/ 20 ft
Electricity: 240 volts, 50Hz, angled two or three-pronged plugs Time Zone: GMT/UTC +10 Country Dialing Code: 61 Area Code: 02
Did You Know?
Sydney was first settled by the British in 1788 when 400 settlers and 750 convicts arrived on the First Fleet. The convicts were sentenced to Australia for crimes as small as stealing food.
The name of the Aboriginal people that inhabited Sydney, prior to European settlement, were the Cadigal, who in turn are part of the Darug Nation or language group.