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Geelong is the second largest city in the state of Victoria, Australia and is the largest regional centre in the state. It is a port city with an urban population of 160,199 people. [1] [2] Also it is one of the largest provincial cities in Australia. Geelong is located on Corio Bay, 75 kilometres south-west of the state's capital, Melbourne.

The city is a gateway to many renowned tourist attractions, namely the scenic Great Ocean Road, the Shipwreck Coast and the Bellarine Peninsula. Geelong is also home to the Geelong Football Club, known by locals as The Cats. Geelong is covered by the municipality of the City of Greater Geelong.

Geelong is located on the shores of Corio Bay, a south-western inlet bay of Port Phillip. During clear weather, the Melbourne skyline is visible from areas of Geelong when viewed across Port Phillip. The Barwon River flows through the city to the south before entering Lake Connewarre and the Barwon River estuary at Barwon Heads before going into Bass Strait.

Geelong is surrounded by many kilometres of developed farmland and is noted for its many wineries and nearby surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road.

Many materials used to construct notable Victorian buildings were quarried from Geelong, such as bluestone, used to construct the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne and sandstone, used to construct the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo.

A small number of brown coal deposits exist in the Geelong region, most notably at Anglesea where it is mined to fuel Alcoa's Anglesea Power Station.

Average maximum temperature in Geelong peaks at 24.7 degrees Celsius during February to a minimum of 13.3°C. July maximum temperatures average 13.9°C, the minimum temperature averages 5.1 °C. The highest maximum temperature recorded is 44.8°C in January 2003. The lowest recorded maximum is 7.9°C, recorded Aug 2005. Rainfall is generally uniform throughout the year with no distinct wet or dry seasons, although autumn and spring are generally regarded as the most reliable rainy seasons. Average annual rainfall is 551.8 mm.

The Geelong region attracted over 6,000,000 tourists during 2001.[21] Geelong is a gateway to many renowned tourist attractions, namely the scenic Great Ocean Road, the Shipwreck Coast and the Bellarine Peninsula. Coupled with an array of gardens Geelong's other tourist attractions include:

* Avalon Raceway
* Bellarine Peninsula Railway
* Bells Beach, home to the Bells Beach Surf Classic during Easter since 1973
* Eastern Beach - swimming pool and boardwalk on the edge of the Geelong CBD.
* Ford Discovery Centre, Ford Motor Company museum.
* Fort Queenscliff - museum of regional and national military history.
* Geelong Art Gallery
* Geelong Botanic Gardens - oldest botanic gardens in Australia.
* Geelong Performing Arts Centre
* Geelong Racecourse - home of the Geelong Cup.
* HM Prison Geelong (also known as Old Geelong Gaol) - historic prison built by convict labour, closed in 1991.
* Kardinia Park - Home ground to the Geelong Football Club.
* National Wool Museum - the wool capital of Australia's tribute to wool.
* St. Mary of the Angels Basilica - one of five Catholic Basilicas in Australia.
* Waterfront Geelong - one of Australia's finest waterfront precincts.
* You Yangs - granite peak near Lara.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

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