The Sydney central business district (CBD and popularly referred to as the City) is a suburb and the main commercial centre of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It extends southwards for about 3 km (2 mi) from Sydney Cove, the point of first European settlement. Its north–south axis runs from Circular Quay in the north to Central railway station in the south. Its east–west axis runs from a chain of parkland that includes Hyde Park, The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens and Farm Cove on Sydney Harbour in the east; to Darling Harbour and the Western Distributor in the west. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 14,308.
The Sydney central business district is also sometimes used loosely to encompass the surrounding suburbs such as Pyrmont, Haymarket, Ultimo and Woolloomooloo.