|The City of Newcastle is the central Local Government Area of Metropolitan Newcastle, the seventh largest metropolitan area in Australia, and the eight largest urban area of the country.|
The city, situated at the mouth of the Hunter River in the Hunter Valley region, measures 183 km². It includes the city's central business district.
Metropolitan Newcastle, which includes five Local Government Areas, measures 4041.8 km², with a population of 512,131 (2006).
Official Municipal Website: http://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/