Albury is a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, located on the Hume Highway on the northern side of the Murray River. It the seat of local government for the council area which also bears the city's name - the City of Albury. Albury has an urban population of 45,627 people. It is separated from its twin city in Victoria, Wodonga by the Murray River. Together, the two cities form an urban area with a population of more than 80,000. It is from the state capital Sydney and from the Victorian capital Melbourne.Said to be named after a town in the England, it developed as a major transport link between the colonies of New South Wales and Victoria and was proclaimed a city in 1946.GeographyAlbury is situated above the river flats of the Murray River, in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. At the airport, Albury is above sea level.ClimateAlbury has a warm, temperate, four-season climate, with cool to mild winters and very warm to hot summers. In summer, the mean daily maximum temperature is around with low humidity; however, this is subject to substantial daily variation. An average of 17 days with a maximum above occur in this summer period. Mean winter maximums are around with many crisp, sunny days. Frosts are commonplace in winter, with approximately 20 days per year featuring minimums of below freezing.