New South Wales
New South Wales is Australia’s oldest and most populated state. It was originally settled as a penal colony on the shores of Port Jackson where the bustling capital city of Sydney now stands.
More than a third of Australians live in New South Wales, and Sydney is the nation’s largest city. Sydney, its relaxed capital, is home to iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Beyond the cities are the rugged Blue Mountains, rainforests, outback towns where opals and silver are mined, and long surfing beaches. The Hunter Valley region, in the north, has dozens of wineries.
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|Currency used||Australian Dollar|
|Area (km2)||Area • Total 809,444 km² (5th) 312,528 sq mi • Land 800,642 km² 309,130 sq mi • Water 8,802 km² (1.09%) 3,398 sq mi|