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Botany Bay, Sydney

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Botany Bay, an open oceanic embayment, is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 13km south of the Sydney central business district. Botany Bay has its source in the confluence of the Georges River at Taren Point and the Cooks River at Kyeemagh and flows 10km to the east before meeting its mouth, the Tasman Sea, midpoint between La Perouse and Kurnell.The total catchment area of the bay is approximately 55km2 and the area surrounding the bay is generally managed by Roads and Maritime Services. Despite its relative shallowness, the bay serves as greater metropolitan Sydney's main cargo seaport, located at Port Botany, with facilities managed by Sydney Ports Corporation. Two runways of Sydney Airport extend into the bay. Botany Bay National Park is located on the northern and southern headlands of the bay.
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