Perth, Western Australia
|• Total||5,386 km2 (2,079 sq mi)|
|• Density||280/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AWST (UTC+8)|
|• Summer (DST)||AWDT (UTC+9)|
|Website||City of Perth website|
Perth is the capital city of the state of Western Australia. It is built on the banks of the Swan River. Almost 1.7 million people live in the city. 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.
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:
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Houston, Texas
- Rhodes, Greece
- Megisti, Greece
- San Diego, California
- Vasto, Italy
- Nanjing, People's Republic of China
- Taipei, Republic of China
- University of Western Australia
- Murdoch University
- Curtin University
- Edith Cowan University
- University of Notre Dame (Western Australia) (private)
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