Perth is a region of the vast state of Western Australia.
It is centred around the states capital city, Perth, one of the most isolated capital cities in the world.
The centre of the Perth is located at the Swan River around 10 km inland. The City is the main business and shopping centre, and together with the adjacent Northbridge, the entertainment centre as well.
There are plenty of other things to see than just tall buildings and busy men in suits.
The Perth inner area radiates north and south of the Swan River on a flat coastal plain, bounded in by the Darling Scarp to the east and the Indian Ocean coastline in the west.
Perth has a population of around 1.6 million (2009), making it the fourth largest city in Australia.
The many uncrowded beaches along the Perth coastline define the lifestyle: Perth is laid-back, quiet and safe.
Perth Metropolitan Area
- City - Where commerce and culture intermingle
- Fremantle - A boatload of history and, food and entertainment
- Northbridge - Restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes and Art
- The Coast - The place for a swim or watching the sun sink into the Indian Ocean
- Northern Suburbs - Many, many houses and an aquarium
- Southern Suburbs - Many, many more houses and the Zoo
- The Hills - Wine, trees, a few hills, a couple rivers and a Weir
Timezone Perth: UTC +8