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The Eastern Suburbs is the metropolitan area directly to the east and south-east of the Sydney central business district in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. This can include the suburbs within the local government areas of Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and part of the City of Sydney. The Australian Bureau of Statistics' "Eastern Suburbs Statistical Subdivision" includes only the Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick LGAs. According to the 2006 Census, the region's population is 230,757.
The northern parts surrounding Sydney Harbour features suburbs such as Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Darling Point, Dover Heights, Double Bay, Point Piper, Woollahra, Watsons Bay, Potts Point, Rushcutters Bay, Elizabeth Bay and Bellevue Hill.
To the west of Bondi Junction are the inner-city suburbs of Centennial Park, Paddington, Darlinghurst, Moore Park and the Kings Cross locality. The landscape in these areas is dominated by overhanging trees and renovated terrace houses.
The largest commercial areas in the Eastern Suburbs are found at Bondi Junction, North Randwick, Maroubra and Double Bay. The Eastern Suburbs features some of Sydney's well-known beaches such as Bondi Beach, Bronte Beach, Coogee Beach and Maroubra Beach. The University of New South Wales is one of Australia’s leading universities located in Kensington.
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