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McDonald's Restaurants
Sydney's CBD boasts 13 McDonald's alone. From one vantage point: on the corner of George and Druitt Streets, one can see three McDonald's stores.

Sydney - number one city
For the second consecutive year Sydney has been voted the world's best city by the international "Travel & Leisure Magazine". It scored an 87 per cent approval rating among travellers and tourist industry workers. It was ahead of Florence (83.3%), Rome (82.8%), and San Francisco (82.2%).

Paul Hogan
Paul Hogan, most famous for his role as Mick Dundee in the 1986 blockbuster film Crocodile Dundee used to work on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge's famous iron coathanger arch. This was before he was discovered on a television program New Faces in 1973.

Size
Sydney is one of the largest cities in its land size. It reaches across 1580 square kilometres. This is the same as London and more than double New York's 780 square kilometres. Amsterdam is 167 square kilometres, and Paris is a mere 105 square kilometres. There are 1, 426, 266 dwellings in Sydney.

Politics
The New South Wales Labor Government has introduced a 10% bed tax on hotels in the CBD, Eastern Suburbs and North Shore. They are an example of politicians who want to strangle industries which Australia is relying on to replace its shrinking manufacturing sectors.

Population
Sydney's population is 3, 536, 000 people.

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