Orange is a provincial city in New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the Mitchell Highway, 260 kilometres (160 mi) west of Sydney at an altitude of 862 metres (2,828 ft). Orange presently has a population of 31,544[1and the city is a major provincial centre.
Key industries include agriculture, mining, health services and education. A significant nearby landmark is Mount Canobolas; at an altitude of 1,395 metres (4,577 ft) it gives commanding views of the district. Orange is one of the few cities in Australia to receive reasonably frequent snowfalls in winter.
Orange is the birthplace of poets Banjo Paterson and Kenneth Slessor, although Paterson only lived in Orange for a very short time as an infant.