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Geography: Broken Hill is an isolated mining city in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia. The closest major city is Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, which is more than 500 km (311 mi) to the southwest and linked via route A32.
Broken Hill is located near the border with South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (A32) and the Silver City Highway (B79), in the Barrier Range, with a hot desert climate.
Broken Hill has been referred to as "The Silver City", the "Oasis of the West", and the "Capital of the Outback". The town has a high potential for solar power, given its extensive daylight hours of sunshine. The Broken Hill Solar Plant, which was completed in 2015, is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. (Wiki)
Date of foundation: 1883
Population: 18 856
Sights: Although over 1,100 km (680 mi) west of Sydney and surrounded by semi-desert, the town has prominent park and garden displays and offers a number of attractions, such as the Living Desert Sculptures.