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New South Wales

New South Wales Facts

  • Name: New South Wales
  • Capital: Sydney (4,336,374 population) (2014)
  • Population: 7,439,200 (2012)
  • Population Density: 9.12/km2 (23.6 /sq mi)
  • Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
    (conversion rates)

    Austrlian Dollars
    5 Australian Dollars
  • New South Wales GSP (gross state product) per capita: A$57,828 (2011-2012)
  • Australian Ethnicity: (countrywide) English 32%, Australian 27%, Irish 7%, Italian 4%, indigenous 3%, Scottish 2%, German 2%, Chinese 2%
  • Australian Languages: (countrywide) English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unspecified 5.7% (2006 Census)
  • Australian Religion: (countrywide) Protestant 27.4% (Anglican 18.7%, Uniting Church 5.7%, Presbyterian and Reformed 3%), Catholic 25.8%, Eastern Orthodox 2.7%, other Christian 7.9%, Buddhist 2.1%, Muslim 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 11.3%, none 18.7% (2006 Census)
  • Holidays
  • Land Sizes
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, Wollongong, Maitland
  • Name: In his journey to survey the unmapped eastern coast of Dutch-named New Holland (now Australia), founder James Cook named the land "New South Wales" as an attempt to satisfy Admiralty Orders.
  • National Day: January 26
  • Symbols
  • Time Zone UTC+10 (AEST) UTC+11 (AEDT)
    UTC+9:30 (ACST) UTC+10:30 (ACDT) - Broken Hill UTC+10:30 (LHST) UTC+11 (LHDT) - Lord Howe Island
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.