Wollongong, is a seaside city located in the
Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia.
Wollongong lies on the narrow coastal strip
between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific
Ocean, 82 kilometres (51 miles) south of Sydney.
Wollongong's Statistical District has a population of
292,190 (2010 est.), making
Wollongong the third largest city in New South
Wales after Sydney and Newcastle, and the tenth
largest city in Australia.
Wollongong is noted for its heavy industry, its port
activity and the quality of its physical setting,
occupying a narrow coastal plain between
an almost continuous chain of surf beaches and
the cliffline of the rainforest-covered Illawarra