Covering a land area of 801,150 sq. km, the State of New South Wales is located on the southeastern coast of Australia.
The State of New South Wales can be divided into four geographical areas. These include the mountains, agricultural plains, a thin coastal strip, and the western plains.
As observed on the map, the Great Dividing Range occupies the eastern part of the state and includes the Snowy Mountains, the South West Slopes, the Southern Highlands, and the Central, Northern, and Southern Tablelands. Located in the Snowy Mountains, Mount Kosciuszko – which rises to an elevation of 2,228m is the highest point in New South Wales.
About two-thirds of the state is covered by the semi-arid Western Plains that have a sparse population compared to the regions which are located nearer to the coast. The agricultural plains that are critical to the state’s economy are situated to the east of the Western Plains. Some of the notable rivers in New South Wales include the Darling, Murray, Murrumbidgee, Lachian, and Namoi rivers. However, there are no major lakes in New South Wales. The lowest point in the state is the Pacific Ocean (0m).
The State of New South Wales is administratively divided into 141 counties. These counties are further subdivided into a total of 7,419 parishes. In addition to this, there are also 128 local government areas in New South Wales. There are two unincorporated areas namely the Unincorporated Far West Region and the Lord Howe Island.
Covering a land area of 801,150 sq. km, New South Wales is the most populous state in Australia. Located on the southeastern coast of Australia is Sydney – the capital and the largest city of New South Wales. It is also the largest and the most populous city in Australia. Due to its strategic location, the magnificent Sydney Harbor serves as one of the major ports in the South Pacific region.
New South Wales is a large state located on the southeastern coast of Australia. It is geographically positioned both in the Southern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. New South Wales is bordered by the states of Queensland in the north; South Australia in the west; and Victoria in the south. It is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the east. The Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory are two separate administered entities that are surrounded by New South Wales.
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This page was last updated on May 12, 2021