New South Wales Australia
Facts & Statistics
801,600 sq kms
10% of the Australian continental landmass.
The Coastal Lowlands
the tablelands of the Great Dividing Range
The western slopes of the Great Dividing Range
the Western Plains.
Longest river: the Darling -2710 kilometres
Tallest Mountain : Mount Kosciusko - 2229 metres
The northern coastal area is sub-tropical with hot humid summers with high rainfall
The west is hot and arid
6 million people
Over 70% of the population live in the greater Sydney area.
4 year term of office
Voting is compulsory
Voting age is 18
Bi-cameral legislature (two houses of parliament)
House of Assembly (House of Representatives)
Legislative Council (Senate)
Head of State - The Governor
The representative of the Monarch - Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Head of Government - The Premier
Who is the leader of the political party with the majority in the House of Assembly.
Education, Health (hospitals), Local Government, Law and Order, Environment Protection.
New South Wales Flag
Is based on the British Blue Ensign and dates from 1876. The star badge consists of a golden lion on a red St George's Cross within a white circle.
, Newcastle, Wollongong
(based on manufacture, agriculture and minerals)
Food , Beverages and Tobacco; Chemicals, Petroleum and Coal, Basic Metal products
: >Coal, Copper, Gold, Lead, Mineral Sands, Silver & Zinc.
: Wheat, Oats, Barley, Cotton, Rice,Grapes,Cattle and Sheep.
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