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  • About Perth

    Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, the western gateway to the rest of Australia, the Australian capital city closest to Europe, India and Africa, the sunniest, most isolated capital city in the world, and one of the world's best kept secrets.

    Perth is located in the southwest corner of Australia on the coast with the Indial Ocean. - latitude 3l.57 degrees South, longitude 115.51 degrees East.  The area enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with warm to hot summers and cool, wet winters. In summer, the afternoon sea breeze known as the Fremantle Doctor offers relief to coastal areas.

    Most of Perth's population live in suburbs spread out along the Swan River and the coast.  From north to south the city spans 100Km but is only about 30Km wide hugging the coast.  In 2018 the population of the Perth metropolitin area was 2.3 million (the state total was 2.7 million).

    The Perth city centre is located alongside the river, twenty kilometres inland from the Indian Ocean. Many well preserved historic buildings give the city a kind of Old World charm.

    Perth City has many attractions some of which are London Court, the Mint, the Bell Tower, River Cruises, one of the world's best Zoos, and King's Park, one of the favourite tourist destinations set high on Mt. Eliza with great views of the city and the Swan River.

    The Swan Valley Region, east of Perth, is steeped in history and one of Western Australia's oldest wine regions.

    The city has many local parks and over fifty golf courses.

    Facts About Perth

    1. There are many multi millionaires in Perth and that is due to the booming mining industry.
    2. Perth is is the sunniest capital city in Australia (3,200 hours annually).
    3. Medium age of Perth is 32 compared medium age of Australia which is 37.
    4. Perth is the most isolated large city in the world, with its closest comparable sized city being Adelaide and that is a distance of 2,700 km or three to four days driving.
    5. Western Australia boasts over 12,889 km of coastline, that is a lot.
    6. The jetty at Busselton (south of Perth) is the second longest wooden jetty in the world.
    7. King’s Park in the center of Perth is one of the biggest city parks in the world.

    For more about Perth go to https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Perth