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Perth is the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. A population of 1,507,900 (December 2006 estimate)
makes Perth by far the largest city in Western Australia and home to three-quarters of the state's residents.
The city is also the fourth most populous urban area in Australia, and with a growth rate of 2.1% (2006) is currently
the fastest growing major city in Australia (when measured by percentage).
It is expected that Perth's population will grow at 2.5% per annum in 2007, due primarily to the booming
Western Australian economy.
Perth was founded on 11 June 1829 by Captain James Stirling as the political centre of the free settler
Swan River Colony. It has continued to serve as the seat of Government for Western Australia to the present day.
The metropolitan area is located in the south west of the continent between the Indian Ocean and a
low coastal escarpment known as the Darling Range. The central business district and suburbs of Perth are
situated on the Swan River.
The nearest city to Perth with a population over one million people is Adelaide, which is 2,104 km (1,307 mi) away,
making Perth the most isolated city with a population of more than one million in the world.
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