(January 26, 1788- )
Capital city of New South Wales
Australia's first, largest and most populated city
Slightly larger than London, a little over twice the size of New York at 700 square miles
First landing place of European explorers in Australia (James Cook in 1770)
Began exclusively as a penal colony for the British from 1788 till 1793 when free settlers began to arrive
Transportation of convicts was abolished in 1840 and Sydney was declared a city in 1842
Major landmarks include the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House
Population of just under 4 million
Why Sydney, Australia might be annoying
Many of its residents are descendants of British convicts.
Indigenous Australians make up just 0.6% of its population.
Its major events are usually unimportant (Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, City to Surf marathon, the Royal Easter Show and the Sydney Festival).
It is the only place in the world where the world's deadliest spider, the funnel web, can be found.
Insurance companies know it as 'the car-theft capital of the word.'
Why Sydney, Australia might not be annoying
It is culturally diverse, with over 34% of its inhabitants born overseas and 70% being a combination of two or more ethnic backgrounds.
It is home to world famous beaches such as Bondi, Bronte, Manly and Coogee.
It was voted 'World's Best City' by Travel + Leisure magazine in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
It was the host city of the 2000 Summer Olympics, which were hailed by Olympic president Juan Antonio Samaranch as 'the best Olympic games ever.'
Famous Sydneysiders include Hugh Jackman, Steve Waugh, Delta Goodrem and Ian Thorpe.
Credit: The Gent
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 31 Votes: 77.42% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 46 Votes: 63.04% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 75 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 111 Votes: 47.75% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 87 Votes: 59.77% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 42 Votes: 45.24% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 85 Votes: 44.71% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 439 Votes: 43.96% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 392 Votes: 72.70% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 448 Votes: 62.72% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 298 Votes: 44.30% Annoying
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