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Perth Travel Guide

Perth Travel Guide

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, and the fourth largest city in Australia. Captain James Stirling founded Perth in 1829 and since then it served as the seat of Goverment of Western Australia. Perth area was once inhabited by Whadjuk Noongar, aboriginal people, in 1826 Perth was occupied by Europeans settlement and was known as Swan River Colony for many years, then the town was named Perth, because of Perth, Scotland.

In goldrush days, 1890s, Noongar people were joined by miners to go to the goldfields. In 1901, Western Australia region joined the Federation of Australia. Perth developed into a centre for natural resource industry, the enormous reserves of gold, diamonds, natural gas and oil. For this and other reasons Perth has inhabitants of many different ethnic groups. Christian, Buddhism and Islam are the main religions in the city.

Perth's metropolitan area is situated on the Swan River, the centre business district is the main business and shopping centre, in the CBD are many important buildings such as the General Post Office, Perth Train Station and the Forrest Chase shopping centre.

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