Perth, Western Australia

capital city of Western Australia, Australia

Perth (Nyungar: Boorloo) 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.[11] 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.

Boorloo  (Nyungar)[1]
Western Australia
Clockwise from top: Perth's skyline viewed across the Swan River from South Perth; Elizabeth Quay; Perth Stadium; Kings Park; Cottesloe Beach; WA Museum Boola Bardip and the Crawley Edge Boatshed
Perth is located in Australia
Coordinates31°57′21″S 115°51′38″E / 31.9559°S 115.8606°E / -31.9559; 115.8606 (Perth)Coordinates: 31°57′21″S 115°51′38″E / 31.9559°S 115.8606°E / -31.9559; 115.8606 (Perth)
Population2,192,229 (2021)[2] (4th)
 • Density341.5804/km2 (884.689/sq mi)
Established4 June 1829
Area6,417.9 km2 (2,478.0 sq mi)(GCCSA)[3]
Time zoneAWST (UTC+08:00)
State electorate(s)Perth (and 41 others)[9]
Federal division(s)Perth (and 11 others)[10]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.3 °C
74 °F
13.3 °C
56 °F
868.3 mm
34.2 in

Sister cities Edit

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.[12]

Universities Edit

Perth is home to four public and one private university. These are:[13]

Climate Edit

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.[14][15][16]

Famous people from Perth Edit

References Edit

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  2. "Greater Perth". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 August 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  3. "Greater Perth: Basic Community Profile" (XLS). 2011 Census Community Profiles. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  4. "Great Circle Distance between PERTH and ADELAIDE". Geoscience Australia. March 2004.
  5. "Great Circle Distance between PERTH and DARWIN". Geoscience Australia. March 2004.
  6. "Great Circle Distance between PERTH and MELBOURNE". Geoscience Australia. March 2004.
  7. "Great Circle Distance between PERTH and CANBERRA". Geoscience Australia. March 2004.
  8. "Great Circle Distance between PERTH and SYDNEY". Geoscience Australia. March 2004.
  9. "2011 Electoral Boundaries". State of Western Australia – Office of the Electoral Distribution Commissioners. 2014. Archived from the original on 27 February 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  10. "2021-AEC-WA-Composite-Greater Perth-Final" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2023.
  11. "Regional Population Growth, Australia 2008–2009". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 March 2010.
  12. City of Perth: Sister Cities Archived 2012-12-23 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 2007-02-27)
  13. Western Australian Universities Archived 2012-09-05 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 2007-02-27)
  14. "Western Australia Map and Information". 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011. sun
  15. "Weather in Perth". 2011. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  16. "Perth in 60 Seconds | Mail Online". 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  17. "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.