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Sydney True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about the city of Sydney are true or false?
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Last updated: August 31, 2021
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1. Sydney is the capital of Australia
True
False
Canberra is the capital
2. Sydney is the oldest city in Australia
True
False
Sydney was settled by the British in 1788
3. Sydney is the only Australian city to have hosted an Olympic Games
True
False
Melbourne hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics
4. Sydney has a larger population than Scotland
True
False
Sydney has a population of 5 million; Scotland has a population of 5.5 million
5. By passenger numbers, Sydney has the largest commuter ferry system in the world
True
False
Istanbul has the largest ferry system
6. Sydney recorded over 6,000 COVID-19 deaths in 2020
True
False
Sydney recorded fewer than 60 COVID-19 deaths in 2020
7. After English, Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Sydney
True
False
Mandarin recently overtook Arabic as Sydney's second most-common language
8. More than half of Australia's prime ministers have represented an electorate in Sydney
True
False
Only 11 of Australia's 30 prime ministers have represented a Sydney division
9. Sydney was bombed by the Japanese during World War II
True
False
Only towns and cities in Australia's far north were bombed
10. More than one in three Sydneysiders were not born in Australia
True
False
In the 2016 census 45.4% of the population reported having been born overseas
11. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the tallest steel arch bridge in the world
True
False
12. The Sydney Harbour Bridge predates the Sydney Opera House
True
False
The bridge was constructed in the 1930s; the opera house in the 1970s
13. The curves of the Sydney Opera House are inspired by the sails in the harbour
True
False
They are segments of a sphere
14. Most teams in Australia's National Rugby League are based in Sydney
True
False
9 out of 16 teams in the NRL are Sydney-based
15. Sydney typically experiences several days each summer above 50 degrees Celcius (122 Farenheit)
True
False
Sydney's highest recorded temperature was 48.9 C (120 F) on 4 January, 2020
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