Perth, Western Australia

capital city of Western Australia, Australia

Perth is the capital city of the state of Western Australia. It is built on the banks of the Swan River. Almost 2,1 million people live in the city.[1] It is the fourth biggest city in Australia, behind Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Perth was founded in 1829 by Captain James Stirling. Perth is famous for its beautiful white, sandy beaches. Popular local beaches include Cottesloe and Scarborough. These beaches are ideal for swimming and bodysurfing. A popular local tourist attraction is Rottnest Island, which is populated by small native mammals called Quokkas. Another famous attraction is Kings Park, which is one of the biggest city parks in the world.

The skyline of Perth
The skyline of Perth
Flag of Perth
Official seal of Perth
Perth is located in Australia
Location of Perth within Australia
Coordinates: 31°52′48″S 115°52′58″E / 31.88000°S 115.88278°E / -31.88000; 115.88278Coordinates: 31°52′48″S 115°52′58″E / 31.88000°S 115.88278°E / -31.88000; 115.88278
StateWestern Australia
 • Total5,386 km2 (2,079 sq mi)
 • Total2,066,564
 • Density322/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (AWST)
WebsiteCity of Perth website

Sister citiesEdit

Perth is a sister city with many other cities. Sister cities can share students and business contacts. Perth is a sister city to these cities:

Perth also has some other agreements with Perth, Perth and Kinross in Scotland and formerly Grenoble, France.[2]


Perth is home to four public and one private university. These are:[3]


Perth has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and cool wet winters. Perth is the sunniest city in Australia, with 138.7 clear days annually.[4][5][6]

Famous people from PerthEdit


  1. "Regional Population Growth, Australia 2008–2009". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 March 2010.
  2. City of Perth: Sister Cities (accessed 2007-02-27)
  3. Western Australian Universities Archived 2012-09-05 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 2007-02-27)
  4. "Western Australia Map and Information". 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011. sun
  5. "Weather in Perth". 2011. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  6. "Perth in 60 Seconds | Mail Online". 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  7. "Belle Crome Company". The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 26 October 1906. p. 4. Retrieved 26 November 2013.