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Bankstown (postcode 2200) and surrounding suburbs in Sydney Australia in the state of NSW, also known to NSW police as SWM ( south-west metropolitan ). Well known as having the highest crime rates in the country. Densely populated by ethnics mainly of Middle eastern and asian descent.

People from 'the area' are often seen wearing various brands for example:
Adidas, G-Star, Nike ( TN's, Dri-fit hats, trackpants and hoodies), Gucci ( hats, man bags and sneakers ), Henleys, Lonsdale, Champion, Asics/Tigers, Nautica, Gant USA, Polo Ralph Lauren, Superdry and Mish Mash.

Popular food outlets include Pho An, Sydney Kebabs, Habibs.
"Hey bro, so where are you from?"
"I'm from Bankstown bro"
"What do you mean bro? You should have just said you're from the area."

"Are you from the area cuz?"
by ItsAmes May 23, 2021
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