|Facts about New South Wales State of Australia|
|Demonym||New South Welshmen|
|Area||809,444 sq km|
|Population||7,272,800 (March 2012 est.)|
|Time zone||UTC+10 (AEST)|
|Places to Visit||Sydney Harbour, Hunter Valley, Bondi Beach, Blue Mountains, Byron Bay, Murray River, Mungo National Park, Lord Howe Island, Mt Kosciuszko, Coffs Harbour|
As shown in the New South Wales Map, the state is bordered by Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Tasman Sea, which forms part of the Pacific Ocean borders New South Wales on the east.
First discovered by Captain James Cook, New South Wales was formally established as a colony on January 26, 1788 . After more than fifty years in 1856, responsible government was granted to the colony. At the beginning of the twentieth century on January 1, 1901, the colony formally gained statehood.
The major cities of New South Wales shown in the map are: Armidale, Lismore, Cobar, Louth, Barnato, Hillston, Orange, Sydney, Canberra, and Wollongong. Canberra is the capital city of the Australia and houses all the important government buildings. National Museum and National Library, Australian War Memorial, Australian Institute of Sport, and many other government agencies are located in Canberra.
Covering an area of 4,689.1 square miles, and housing an estimated population of 4,575,532, Sydney is the largest city in Australia. The city is home to the magnificent Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Hyde Park, Bondi Beach, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
One of the most eclectic states, New South Wales is a perfect holiday destination. From national parks, rain forests, deserts, beaches to the historical sandstone edifices, New South Wales offers ample of recreational opportunities.
The state has more than 780 national parks and reserves. The major national parks are: Royal National Park, Mungo National Park, Wadbilliga National Park, Molton National Park, and Kosciusko National Park.
Mount Kosciuszko is the highest point in New South Wales. Located in the Snowy Mountains in the Kosciusko National Park, the mountain stands at a height of 2,228 meters.
The other mountain peaks found in the state are:
Mount Banda Banda, Mount Bindo, Mount Gower, Mount Solitary, Round Mountain, Mount Gulaga, Mount Grenfell, and Mount Chincogan.
The New South Wales Map shows the major rivers and lakes in the state. Some of the major rivers include: Mossman River, Georges River, Dawson River, Gloucester River, Rowleys River, Richmond River, Clarence River, and Brunswick River.
The state is also home to numerous lakes. They are: Lake George, Lake Albert, Lake Albina, Lake Mungo, Lake Mulwala, Lake Cowal, and Lake Wollumbola.
Owing to such wonderful tourist spots, tourism becomes a significant part of the state's economy. The largest economy in Australia, New South Wales is characterized by a knowledge intensive economy. Information technology, financial services contribute to the state's economy. Agriculture is also important. The major trade partners of the state include: China, United States, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and Korea.
|Local government areas of New South Wales|
|Ashfield||Gosford||Dungog Shire||Gwydir Shire|
|Auburn City||Hawkesbury||Gloucester Shire||Inverell Shire|
|Bankstown||Wollondilly Shire||Great Lakes Council||Liverpool Plains Shire|
|Blacktown||Wyong Shire||Lake Macquarie||Moree Plains Shire|
|Botany Bay||Bellingen Shire||Maitland||Narrabri Shire|
|Burwood Council||Clarence Valley Council||Muswellbrook Shire||Tamworth Regional Council|
|Camden Council||Coffs Harbour||Newcastle||Tenterfield Shire|
|Campbelltown||Greater Taree||Port Stephens Council||Uralla Shire|
|Canada Bay||Kempsey Shire||Singleton Council||Walcha Shire|
|Canterbury||Nambucca Shire||Upper Hunter Shire||Bathurst Regional Council|
|Fairfield||Port Macquarie-Hastings Council||Kiama||Bland Shire|
|The Hills Shire||Lord Howe Island||Shellharbour||Blayney Shire|
|Hornsby Shire||Balranald Shire||Wingecarribee Shire||Cowra Shire|
|Hunter's Hill||Berrigan Shire||Wollongong||Forbes Shire|
|Hurstville||Conargo Shire||Ballina Shire||Lachlan Shire|
|Kogarah||Corowa Shire||Byron Shire||Lithgow|
|Ku-ring-gai Council||Deniliquin Council||Kyogle Council||Mid-Western Regional Council|
|Lane Cove||Greater Hume Shire||Lismore||Oberon Shire|
|Leichhardt||Jerilderie Shire||Richmond Valley Council||Orange|
|Liverpool||Murray Shire||Tweed Shire||Parkes Shire|
|Manly Council||Tumbarumba Shire||Bega Valley Shire||Weddin Shire|
|Marrickville Council||Urana Shire||Bombala Shire||Bogan Shire|
|Mosman||Wakool Shire||Boorowa Shire||Bourke Shire|
|North Sydney Council||Wentworth Shire||Cooma-Monaro Shire||Brewarrina Shire|
|Parramatta||Carrathool Shire||Eurobodalla Shire||Cobar Shire|
|Penrith||Coolamon Shire||Goulburn Mulwaree Council||Coonamble Shire|
|Pittwater Council||Cootamundra Shire||Harden Shire||Dubbo|
|Randwick||Griffith||Palerang Council||Gilgandra Shire|
|Rockdale||Gundagai Shire||Queanbeyan||Narromine Shire|
|Ryde||Hay Shire||Snowy River Shire||Walgett Shire|
|Strathfield||Junee Shire||Tumut Shire||Warren Shire|
|Sutherland Shire||Leeton Shire||Upper Lachlan Shire||Warrumbungle Shire|
|Sydney||Lockhart Shire||Yass Valley Council||Wellington Council|
|Warringah Council||Murrumbidgee Shire||Young Shire||Broken Hill|
|Waverley Council||Narrandera Shire||Armidale Dumaresq Shire||Central Darling Shire|
|Willoughby||Temora Shire||Glen Innes Severn Council||Unincorporated Far West|
|Woollahra||Wagga Wagga||Gunnedah Shire|
|Blue Mountains||Cessnock||Guyra Shire|
Last Updated On : January 16, 2013