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Albury
 
commercial street
Main Shopping Street
railway station
Railway Station
Bonegilla Hut
Bonegilla Hut
intercity train
Intercity Train
Hume Dam
Hume Dam
Post Office
Post Office
nearby hills
Hills Around Albury
Monument
Monument
Hume Freeway
Freeway Bypass
East Albury housing
East Albury Housing
Leopard Tank
Army Museum
Murray River
Murray River
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Albury is a city of 46,000 people (2006 census) located on the Murray River in New South Wales. If combined with Wodonga in Victoria on the southern side of the river the population is 79,000 (2006 census) making Albury-Wodonga a large inland population centre.

Albury has a warm, temperate climate with cool winters and very warm summers. The mean daily maximum temperature in January is 31°C, mean daily minimum temperature in July is 3°C. Mean annual rainfall is 701 millimetres, most of it falling in winter around July (83 millimetres mean rainfall). March is the driest month with 38 millimetres mean monthly rainfall.

Albury is on the Hume Highway between Sydney and Melbourne and on the interstate train line between the state capitals. Albury is 554 kilometres from Sydney and 326 kilometres from Melbourne by road so claims that it is half-way between Sydney and Melbourne are not supported by distances; Albury is much closer geographically to Melbourne than to Sydney.