Sydney is one of the most prominent and famous cities in Australia. Unable to boast an especially long history, Sydney, nevertheless, consistently from year to year is among the twenty best cities for life. This city is different from the cities of old Europe – it does not hover the spirit of antiquity that lives on the streets of Prague or Vienna, but it is very beautiful and interesting in its own way.
Sydney is the largest Australian city. It is almost five times larger than Moscow by area, but the people live here about 2.5 times less. For comparison, the area of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is smaller by many dozens of times, and the people there live only three times less than in Sydney.
Among all cities in Australia, Sydney ranks first in terms of the cost of living. High prices in general for everything are connected, first of all, with the fact that it is through Sydney that numerous emigrants arrive in this country.
In the vicinity of Sydney there is a funnel spider, whose fangs are able to bite even the thick skin of the boot. The bite of this spider for man is fatal.
The symbol of Sydney is a futuristic opera house.
Sydney and Melbourne for many years challenged each other the right to be called the capital of Australia. In the end, to stop this protracted dispute, the city of Canberra was built, which became the capital.
One of the sights of Sydney is the ancient ship SS Ayrfield, so long standing in the roadstead in a bay near the shore, that it turned into a floating forest.
In Sydney, every year there is a fashion show for ducks.
Archaeologists say that in the area where Sydney is now located, primitive people appeared about thirty thousand years ago.
For the entire history of observations, the air temperature in Sydney has never dropped below two degrees of heat.
In 1999, a hail crashed on Sydney, causing damage to the city of about 1.7 billion Australian dollars. Some hailstones reached 9 centimeters in diameter.
More than a third of Sydney’s population are foreign immigrants. About one percent refers to the indigenous Aborigines of Australia.
In Sydney public transport, paper tickets have long since been canceled – they were completely replaced by a contactless fare payment system.