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Maitland is a city in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia and the seat of Maitland City Council, situated on the Hunter River approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi) by road north of Sydney and 35 km (22 mi) north-west of Newcastle. It is on the New England Highway about 17 km (11 mi) from its start at Hexham. At the 2016 census, it had approximately 78,015 inhabitants, spread over an area of 390.2 square kilometres (151 sq mi), with most of the population located in a strip along the New England Highway between the suburbs of Rutherford and Metford respectively. The city centre is located on the right bank of the Hunter River, protected from potential flooding by a levee.

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  • Elevation: 3 m
  • Population: 78,015
  • State electorate(s): Maitland
  • Federal Division(s): Hunter, Paterson, Lyne
  • Established (yr): 1820
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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