Albury Australia

Albury

Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. It is the seat of local government for the council area which also bears the city's name the City of Albury.

Albury has an urban population of 51,722 and is separated from its twin city in Victoria, Wodonga, by the Murray River. Together, the two cities form an urban area with an estimated population of 90,281. It is 554 kilometres (344 mi) from the state capital Sydney and 326 kilometres (203 mi) from the Victorian capital Melbourne.

Said to be named after a village in England, Albury developed as a major transport link between New South Wales and Victoria and was proclaimed a city in 1946.