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Sydney: Capital of New South Wales and most populous city in Australia
Sydney is the capital city of the state of New South Wales, and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, spread across 33 local government areas. Informally there are at least 15 regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2020, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,367,206, meaning the city is home to approximately 66% of the state's population.

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Pet emu rescued from flooding in Sydney [Video]

Pet emu rescued from flooding in Sydney

A pet emu was rescued from flooding in Sydney, Australia.

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Thousands flee homes as flood hits new heights around Sydney [Video]

Thousands flee homes as flood hits new heights around Sydney

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Sydney floods: Thousands flee worst flooding in 60 years [Video]

Sydney floods: Thousands flee worst flooding in 60 years

Rivers burst their banks after days of torrential rain with forecasters warning of more rain to come in Australian city.

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Sydney region evacuated amid worst flood in decades [Video]

Sydney region evacuated amid worst flood in decades

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Australian women mark International Women's Day [Video]

Australian women mark International Women's Day

Hundreds of mostly female workers gathered outside government buildings in Sydney to condemn violence against women and call for greater gender equality in workplaces, amid growing scrutiny over the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published
Rita Wilson celebrates coronavirus recovery a year after first falling sick [Video]

Rita Wilson celebrates coronavirus recovery a year after first falling sick

Rita Wilson has marked the first anniversary of her coronavirus battle by recalling how ill she felt following a gig in Sydney, Australia.

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With Broadway still dark, actors find work 10,000 miles away in Sydney [Video]

With Broadway still dark, actors find work 10,000 miles away in Sydney

Nearly ten thousand miles from Broadway, in Sydney, Australia, live theater is thriving. The city is one of the few places in the world where performances are open to the public.

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See Fijian rugby team serenade quarantine staff in Australia [Video]

See Fijian rugby team serenade quarantine staff in Australia

A Fijian rugby team serenaded workers of the Sydney hotel where they are quarantining.

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Fiji rugby players end hotel quarantine with a song [Video]

Fiji rugby players end hotel quarantine with a song

Voices of members of the Fijian rugby league team echoed in unison around a quarantine hotel in Sydney where they were self isolating, as they joined in singing and clapping from their balconies.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published
Sydney's koala joey emerges from mom's pouch [Video]

Sydney's koala joey emerges from mom's pouch

Taronga Zoo Sydney's first koala joey in over a year has finally emerged from his mother's pouch, zoo officials revealed.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

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