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South Wales

New South Wales is Australia's largest state in terms of population with close to 7 million residents. It is Australia's fifth largest in terms of Area. The current premier is Morris Iemma of the Australian Labor Party with him winning the March 2007 state election.

New South Wales population is largely based in Sydney with 60% of the population. Other major population centres include Newcastle and Wollongong.

There are 11 universities in New South Wales, in Sydney these are the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, University of Technology, Sydney, University of Western Sydney, Australian Catholic University.

Universities located outside of Sydney include: University of Newcastle, University of Wollongong, University of New England in Armidale, Charles Sturt University, Southern Cross University.

The Hunter Valley located about 160 km from Sydney is well known for its many wineries. It is a popular tourist destination for people looking to escape the city rush and getaway for a break. Many businesses have opened in the region to ride on the successful tourism opportunity.

New South Wales product per capita is $45,153 per person. Its population density in one person per 8.45 square km. The density in Sydney would be significantly higher than this figure.

If you are visiting New South Wales and travelling around to take in the scenery and people would make a lovely holiday. If you are thinking about visiting Australia then it would be recommended that you leave the major cities and find out what charms some of the smaller towns have to offer.

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