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The Hawkesbury NSW Australia
Location: North-West region of the Sydney Metropolitan Area
Area: approximately 3,683 square kilometres.
- Hawkesbury LGA = The largest local government area in the Sydney Metropolitan region (north west) is around 2,793 square kilometres (85% of Area is National Parks & Reserves).
- Hornsby Area = The second largest local government area in the Sydney region being 510 square kilometres. Located to the north of Sydney, including Epping north to Wisemans Ferry and Brooklyn.
- Baulkham Hills Area = Known as ‘The Garden Shire’, Baulkham Hills occupies an area of 380 square kilometres stretching from North Parramatta in the south to Wisemans Ferry on the Hawkesbury River in the north.
Population as at 2015:
- Hawkesbury LGA = 66,134
- Hornsby Area = 170,563
- Baulkham Hills Area = 160,339
Fauna: Estimated 269 species of birds, 52 mammals, 63 reptiles, 30 amphibians
Sister Cities: Temple City - USA, Tamba - Japan