Sydney By: Umme Tasneem
OVERVIEW! SYDNEY MAP GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE ECONOMY CULTURE AND CUSTOMS TOURIST ATTRACTIONS PLACES TO STAY TRANSPORTATION AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA DAY! BIBLIOGRAPHY
SYDNEY! • State capitol of New South Wales • The most populous city in Australia with a population of 4.576 million people • English, Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek and Vietnamese are the main languages of Sydney • 7th largest percentage of foreign-born individuals in the world
MAP Area of 12,367 square km with a population density of 380/km square!
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE • Weather: • Temperature Summer average: 22 Celsius Winter average- 13 Celsius • Rainfall Average rainfall/year- 1012mm • Seasons ***Completely reversed from the northern hemisphere*** Summer- December to February Winter- June to August **Visit anytime of the year but summer would be the best choice!**
Geology: • Mostly Triassic rocks • Sydney Basin sits on the west coast of Australia • The Sydney Basin bioregion includes coastal landscapes of cliffs, beaches and etc. • Topography: • Sydney lies over 2 regions: Cumberland plains & The Hornsby Plateau • Sydney’s urban area is in a coastal basin • The north has hilly topography and Harbour Bridge linked the city with the North shore!
ECONOMY • Sydney has the world’s second highest earning • Sydney provides 25% of the countries total GDP • Leading tourist destination in Australia • Of the 10 largest corporation by revenue in Australia, 4 are located in Sydney • Received 7.8 million domestic visitors and 2.5 million international visitors in 2004 • Was ranked as the 7th in terms of net earning by UBS
CULTURE AND CUSTOMS The Sydney opera house is considered to be a thriving hub of art, culture and history Just like Toronto, Sydney is a multicultural community Some events includes Sydney Festival Sydney Film festival Cricket is the most popular summer sport in Sydney
TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS • Opera House • Was designed by JørnUtzon • Cost $AU 102,000,000 to build • 185 metres long and 120 metres wide • conducts 3000 events each year and provides guided tours to 200,000 people each year • Harbour Bridge • Construction started July 28th, 1923 • Opened in March 19th, 1932 • 1149 meters long and worlds largest steel arc bridge • Since 1998, tourists have been able to climb to the top of the bridge.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS • Bondi Beach • A popular beach surrounding the suburbs in Sydney • 1 km long • Numerous festivals and events such as the annual Miss Bondi beauty pageant have made Bondi Beach a popular destination among travellers • Sydney Tower • Constructionstarted in 1975 and completed in 1981 • Tallest tower in Sydney and 2nd tallest in Australia with a height of 305 m • The SKYWALK experience was constructed at the top of Sydney Tower in 2005 at a cost of almost $4 million
PLACES TO STAY • Hotel: • ADGE Apartment Hotel- 222 Riley Street|Surry Hills, Sydney • Apartment: • Meriton Serviced Apartments Campbell Street- 10 Campbell Street | (corner of George Street), Sydney
Flight from Toronto! The flight from Toronto to Sydney or Sydney to Toronto can be very long due to the long distance between the countries… With 1-2 stops between the journey is referred as “Indirect” and non-stop journey is referred as “Direct” • Pearson airport • Air Canada (Direct) • Delta (Direct) • Cathay Pacific (Indirect) • Emirates (Indirect) • Sydney airport • Air Canada (Indirect) • Delta (Indirect) • China Southern +Air New Zealand (Indirect) *** The journey is about 22-25 hours***
AUSTRALIA Australia- A very developed country with a HDI ranking of 0.962!!! Capitol city Canberra and largest city Sydney English is the Official language of Australia Dialing code is +61 Has an area of 7,692,024 square km Currency- Australian dollar (AUD)
AUSTRALIA DAY! JANUARY 26TH !!!!!!!
BIBLIOGRAPHY • www.sydney.com • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney • http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/sydney-opera-house • http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/sydney/sydney-tower/9416/ • http://www.whichbudget.com/routes/YYZSYD/cheap-flights-from-toronto-pearson-to-sydney.html • http://www.sydneyairport.com.au/
When will YOU come to explore? THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!