Newcastle, Australia

Newcastle. Australia

Country Australia
Town/City Newcastle, New South Wales
Location Located 104 miles (162 km) northeast of Sydney, on the southern bank of the Hunter River
Population 153,000 (2008)
Brief Description Newcastle is the predominant city in the Hunter region and is the largest coal exporting harbour in the world.  It covers an area of 101.1 sq mi (261.8 km²) and is the second most populated area in New South Wales.  It was founded in 1804 and named after Newcastle upon Tyne.
Industry Coal; iron ore.  Major employers are now the health service and university.
Culture/Sport Victoria Theatre, Newcastle Art Gallery, Hunter Writers Centre; Newcastle Regional Show; Mattara Festival; Newcastle Jazz Festival; The Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival; This is Not Art Festival; Electrofringe Festival; National Young Writers Festival; Crack Theatre Festival; has an active youth music culture;.Cricket; horse racing; ice hockey (Newcastle North Stars); skating; netball (Hunter Jaegers); Rugby (Newcastle Knights); Soccer (Newcastle United Jets); watersports.
Tourism Christ Church Cathedral; Fort Scratchley; the Ocean Baths, Customs House; City Hall; Longworth Institute; Nobby’s Head; The Obelisk; Mt Sugarloaf Lookout; Hunter Wetlands Centre; Blackbutt Reserve; beaches
Education Newcastle University
Newspaper http://www.theherald.com.au/
Lord Mayor  Councillor Nuatali Nelmes mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au
Chief Executive / Contact Details Interim Chief Executive Officer Peter Chrystal  pchrystal@ncc.nsw.gov.au
Website www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au

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