Parramatta

Parramatta (pârˌəmătˈə) [key], city (1996 pop. 139,157), New South Wales, SE Australia, a suburb of Sydney, on the Parramatta River. It is the regional center for the western suburbs of Sydney. Founded in 1788, it is the second oldest settlement in Australia.

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