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Sydney Australia

Sydney is Capital of the Australian state of New South Wales, on the southeast coast (Port Jackson Bay). Sydney is the most important port and largest city in Australia, with suburbs 4.2 million inhabitants. The immigration that has taken place in several waves has made Sydney a cosmopolitan city. The largest immigrant groups are Chinese, Greek, Irish and Italian; The most recent immigrants are East and Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Filipinos, etc.).


Sydney is the seat of an Anglican and a Catholic archbishop and one of the most important educational and cultural centers in the country, with four universities (the oldest founded in 1805), a technical university, technical colleges, scientific institutes, a music and art academy, and several libraries, including the State Library. In 1997 the National Aboriginal Culture Center was opened. Among the numerous museums and galleries, the Natural History Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Australia Museum, the Sydney Museum, the Geological Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art are particularly noteworthy.


Sydney have many sights. The city's famous landmark is the Opera House (World Cultural Heritage since 2007), opened in 1973, close to the 4 km long Harbor Bridge (built between 1923-1932, span of 500 m). Other attractions include the restored old harbor district of The Rocks and the modern leisure, office and meeting complex Darling Harbor, completed in 1988. The tallest building in Sydney and the entire southern hemisphere is the 325 m high Sydney Tower, completed in 1981. The city's many parks (Hyde Park, botanical and Chinese gardens, Taronga Zoo and, especially, the beaches near the city, such as Bondi Beach, etc.) offer a variety of recreational facilities. Sydney's most recent attraction is the sports facilities built for the 2000 Summer Olympics, in particular the Olympics Park in the west of the city. 
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