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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.

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    Many years ago it was possible to walk Due Northish, to Russel Square, to where Tower House still stands, as it was also built for Joseph Clarkson at about the same time.. Soon, it will be possible once more to walk easily between the two buildings when the new landscaped landbridge link is completed..
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