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Perth, Western Australia

Perth is the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. A population of 1,507,900[1] (2006 estimate) makes Perth the largest city in Western Australia and home to three-quarters of the state's residents. The city is also the fourth most populous urban area in Australia, and with a growth rate of 2% is currently the fastest growing major city in Australia.

Perth was founded on 11 June 1829 by Captain James Stirling as the political centre of the free settler Swan River Colony. It has continued to serve as the seat of Government for Western Australia to the present day.

The metropolitan area is located in the south west of the continent between the Indian Ocean and a low coastal escarpment known as the Darling Range. The central business district and suburbs of Perth are situated on the Swan River.

Perth is also the most isolated city in the world, being 2,104 kilometres (1,307 mi) from the nearest city of one million.

Recent city comments:

  • The Queens Building, Stefan (guest) wrote 15 days ago:
    Old photographs of the Queen's Building show the tower with three clocks:
  • Bon Scott's grave, Алик (guest) wrote 1 month ago:
    Высшая группа, Высший вокалист !!!
  • Pearl Villa, B. (guest) wrote 4 months ago:
    There is insufficient space for any makmum (congregation) to be held in any of the individual Single bedrooms, and as there are no visitors rooms, and guests only permitted in the rooms, it is very difficult to imagine a Friday Sermon being delivered of any congregation, let alone in a none english language - without any of the long established permanent residents being aware of it..
  • Australian Institute for University Studies (AIUS), Professor B S Goh (guest) wrote 5 months ago:
    Hi all. I was the Founder of this place in 1987. Thanks to all the students and staff for all the fond memories together. Hope all of you are doing well. For those of you in the early days you may remember that we started in the Loreto campus in Peppermint Grove. Dr B S Goh
  • Seton Catholic College, The truth (guest) wrote 5 months ago:
    Don t risk your children's education at this College - it buildings are old dilapidated and in unsafe condition for public safety. Despite claiming it spends 3/4 mill on its maintenance program, clearly misleading statements to direct the funds elsewhere. Its hierarchy is self-serving and reeks of cronyism to protect its autocratic management. Its claim of religion is the ultimate hypocrisy - you have been warned....
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