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# What city is home to more than 20% of its continent's population?

Question #99807. Asked by SanGermain. (Sep 30 08 1:43 PM)

edmund80

Sydney

According the population numbers contained in the sites below, Australia has a 2008 (estimated) count of over 21 million (by the 2006 census, it has just over 19 million) and Sydney has over 4 million. That would make it over 20% of the total Australian population living in Sydney, if we went by the 2006 census.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_(continent)

 Sep 30 08, 1:52 PM
redsoxfan325

Sydney, Australia has a population of 4,336,374, while Australia itself has a population of 21,450,000, making Sydney contain 20.2161958% of Australia's population.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Australia_by_population

Just noticed, though, that the population of the whole continent (including New Zealand, etc.) has 32 million inhabitants, making Sydney closer to 13% of the continent's population.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceania

 Sep 30 08, 1:53 PM

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