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Footscray is located in Melbourne
Location in metropolitan Melbourne
Coordinates37°47′53″S 144°53′56″E / 37.798°S 144.899°E / -37.798; 144.899Coordinates: 37°47′53″S 144°53′56″E / 37.798°S 144.899°E / -37.798; 144.899
Population15,259 (2013)[1]
 • Density3,050/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
Area5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Location5 km (3 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Maribyrnong
State electorate(s)Footscray
Federal Division(s)Gellibrand
Suburbs around Footscray:
Maidstone Maribyrnong Flemington
Footscray West Footscray West Melbourne
Kingsville Seddon Yarraville

Footscray is a suburb of Melbourne. It is 5 kilometres from Melbourne's centre. About 13,000 people live in Footscray.[2]

Footscray is built largely on the traditional lands of the Kulin nation. Footscray has been home to the Aboriginal Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung tribes of the Kulin nation for over 40,000 years.

The suburbs around Footscray are Seddon, West Footscray, Braybrook, Flemington, Maidstone,Yarraville, Kingsville and West Melbourne.

Footscray is famous as a multicultural meeting point. Footscray's 1300 people come from 135 different countries. It is at the centre of cultural life in Melbourne's west and the centre for new arrivals to Melbourne's west since the 1950s. The shopping areas around Footscray Station represent the diversity of migration to Australia. There are many Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Filipino, Indian, Somali, Afghani, Chinese, Burmese, South Sudanese restaurants and businesses as well as many others. Try T. Cavallaro & Sons which have been making Melbourne's best cannoli in Footscray for more than 50 years.

Footscray is home to two fresh food markets. There is the Footscray Market that is opposite the Footscray Train Station. This market is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Footscray Market has many butchers and fishmongers as well as some fresh fruit and vegetables. Go to Footscray Market near closing time for bargains! There is also the Little Saigon Market on Byron Street which is open everyday. Little Saigon is a wet market where you can get fruits and vegetables at the cheapest prices in Melbourne. Its noisy, busy and you can always try everything before you buy.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Footscray (SA2)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Footscray (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 June 2012.

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