Facts on Sydney, सिडनी पर तथ्य

FACTS ON SYDNEY, सिडनी पर तथ्य


The Sydney Harbour Bridge is nicknamed "The Coathanger" because of its arch-based design.


The pacemaker was originally invented in Sydney at the Crown Street Women's Hospital by Dr. Mark Lidwill in 1926.


The Sydney Funnel Web Spider is one of the most dangerous spiders on Earth, able to kill a human in 15 minutes.


Sydney was given the nickname Sin City in the second half of the 20th century because organised crime held a grip on the city and corruption was rife, infiltrating the top levels of politics, law and justice.


The Australia Day Regatta in Sydney Harbour is the oldest continuously-conducted annual sailing regatta in the world. The first event was in 1837.


Russell Crowe, Iggy Azalea, Rebel Wilson, and Toni Collette are a few of many Celebrity Sydneysiders.


Frost/Nixon, The Great Gatsby, Independence Day, The Matrix, Planet of the Apes, are some of the famous films shot partially in Sydney. Can you name another film that was shot in Sydney?


About 900,000 people each year, both locally and from around the globe, go to the Easter Show.


Sydney is 1580 square kilometres across, which is more than double New York’s 780 square kilometres. Sydney is 1580 square kilometres across, which is more than double New York’s 780 square kilometres.


The strength of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was tested before opening day by placing 96 railway engines on the bridge.


The 102 year-old SS Ayrfield ship used during WWII as a transport ship was brought to Homebush Bay in Sydney in 1972 to be dismantled.


The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the widest long-span bridge and tallest steel arch bridge in the world. This is one of several facts you’ll learn during the Sydney Bridge Climb.


The Sydney Tower was the tallest structure when it opened in 1981, and still is the second tallest freestanding structure in all of Australia at 1,001 feet over the Sydney CBD.


George Street is the oldest street in Australia.


The cost of building the Sydney Opera House ended up at $102 million instead of the original estimate of $7 million.


Cadman’s Cottage in The Rocks is the oldest house in Sydney. It was built in 1816. I bet it was prime real estate even back in 1816.


Point Piper, a street in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, is the 9th most expensive street in the world at $20,900 per square metre with the median value of all houses at $7.38 million.


The Queen Victoria Building, constructed between 1893 and 1898, was named to commemorate the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.


The Sydney 2017 New Year’s Eve fireworks consisted of an estimated seven tonnes of fireworks, including 12,000 shells, 25,000 shooting comets and 100,000 individual pyrotechnic effects.


Sydney officially became a city in 1842.


13 percent of the known species of eucalyptus around the world are found in the Blue Mountains making the Greater Blue Mountains Area a World Heritage Area by UNESCO in November 2000.


The giant burger contained a 95.5 kilograms beef patty, 120 eggs, 150 slices of cheese, 1.5 kg of beetroot, 2.5 kg of tomatoes and almost 2 kg of lettuce.


The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) established in 1880 and is the most important public gallery in Sydney and the fourth largest in Australia.


Sydney has the 7th largest percentage of foreign-born individuals in the world and immigrants account for 75 percent of Sydney’s annual population growth.


The Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s 3rd largest fish market.


6,233 square metres of topaz coloured glass was used in the construction of the Sydney Opera House.


The glass was made to order by Boussois-Souchon-Neuvesel in France in a shade used only by the Sydney Opera House.


Sydney is situated at a similar latitude to Cape Town and Buenos Aires in the Southern Hemisphere and Casablanca, Los Angeles and Beirut in the Northern Hemisphere.


Though the “sails” of the Sydney Opera House appear uniformly white from a distance, they actually feature a subtle chevron pattern composed of 1,056,006 tiles in two colours: glossy white and matte cream.


The Australian Museum, which opened in 1857 in Sydney, is Australia’s oldest natural history museum.


000 Aboriginal rock engraving sites can be found in the Sydney area from the Daruk tribe – whose territory used to extend from Botany Bay to Pittwater.


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is the oldest university in Australia.


As of 2011 there were 54,746 people of indigenous heritage living in Sydney.


The Sydney Opera House hosts 3,000 events and 200,000 people take a guided tour of the building every year.


Tom played the Aboriginal game of Mangrook growing up. The game was initially largely rejected by Sydney but became very popular in the state of Victoria.


The Mint Building on Queen Street was originally built to be a hospital in 1814. It was called the Rum Hospital because the contractors were paid with 45,000 gallons of rum.


After phasing out the Australian 1 and 2-cent coins in 1991, the coins were melted down and used in the Sydney 2000 Olympics as Bronze Medals.


The architect Jorn Utzon was initially rejected by three judges in a 1956 competition to design the Sydney Opera House, but his entry was picked out by the fourth judge who declared it outstanding. Mr Utzon beat 232 other entrants.


Queen Elizabeth II opened the Sydney Opera House on October 20, 1973. The Queen has visited the Opera House four times since then.


The Sydney Opera House has 6,225 square metres of glass and 645 kilometres of electric cable.