Sydney is an urban community in Nova Scotia, Canada. Since 1995, it has been made part of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Sydney proper covers 25.2 sq km (9.7 sq mi) and has a population of 33,000 people (2012 estimate).
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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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More on SydneySydney was established during the years of the American Revolutionary War, when there were skirmishes between the Americans and troops of British North America. The town was founded after the war, in 1785, and named after the 1st Viscount Sydney, Thomas Townshend. It was incorporated as a city in 1904.
During the early 20th century, Sydney grew as a center for the steel industry. At one time it has one of the biggest steel plants in the world. That was when the surrounding areas had coal mines that fueled the industry. By the 1960s both the coal and steel industries were in decline. They were nationalized, but by 2001, have all closed.
There was a period of economic hardship that followed. The economy only began turning around in the new millenia as the city refocuses its attention to its harbor facility and tourism. Today the tourism industry plays an increasingly bigger role in supporting the economy.
Visiting SydneyYou can fly to Sydney on Air Canada from Halifax and Montreal.
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