Perth, Western Australia
|• Total||5,386 km2 (2,079 sq mi)|
|• Density||322/km2 (830/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (AWST)|
|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 2,1 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. Another famous attraction is Kings Park, which is one of the biggest city parks in the world.
Sister cities[change | change source]
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, Taiwan
- Chengdu, People's Republic of China
Universities[change | change source]
- University of Western Australia
- Murdoch University
- Curtin University
- Edith Cowan University
- University of Notre Dame (Western Australia) (private)
Climate[change | change source]
Perth has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. It is the windiest city in Australia. It is also considered to be the third windiest capital city in the world. Perth is also the sunniest city in Australia.
Famous people from Perth[change | change source]
- Amy Fuller, singer
- Troye Sivan
- Heath Ledger
- Daniel Ricciardo
- Katherine Langford
- Sam Worthington
- Hugh Jackman
- Birds of Tokyo
References[change | change source]
- "Regional Population Growth, Australia 2008–2009". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 March 2010.
- City of Perth: Sister Cities (accessed 2007-02-27)
- Western Australian Universities Archived 2012-09-05 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 2007-02-27)
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