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Sydney, Australia

33.8S 151.2E

August 14th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Australia - July 13th, 2009

Australia - July 13th, 2009

Sydney is the largest city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4.34 million (2008 estimate). It is the state capital of New South Wales, and was the site of the first British colony in Australia.

Situated on Australia’s south-east coast along an inlet of the Tasman Sea, Sydney is built on low hills surrounding Port Jackson. The metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks, and contains many bays, rivers and inlets.

One such river is the Nepean, visible near the left edge of this orthorectified image. The headwaters of the Nepean River rise near Robertson, about 100 kilometres south of Sydney and about 15 kilometres from the coast. The river flows north in an unpopulated water catchment area into Nepean Dam, which supplies water for Sydney.

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