Melbourne is located on the coast of Bass Strait in the south-east region of Australia. Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria state of Australia.
Location Map of Melbourne
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Where is Melbourne Located?
Melbourne is the capital and most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the 2nd-most populous city in Australia and Oceania Continent. The city Melbourne is situated on the large natural bay known as Port Phillip. The metropolitan area of Melbourne consists of 30 municipalities. The center of Melbourne City is commonly known as "Central Business District" or simply CBD. The region of CBD is the larger geographical area. Primarily, the city was founded by the settlers of Van Diemen's Land in the year 1835; however, the name has been given by Governor Richard Bourke in 1837. After a few years, Melbourne was declared as the city by Queen Victoria officially.
At present, the city is center of education, arts, commerce, sports, entertainment, and tourism. Interestingly, Melbourne is the birthplace of cultural institutions such as Australian film, Australian television, Australian Rules football, and Australian dance styles. Besides, Melbourne is also a major centre for contemporary and traditional Australian music. Probably, because of all these reasons, Melbourne is more often considered as "cultural capital of Australia."
Distance From Melbourne to Other cities
- Distance from Canberra - 465 km (289 mi)
- Distance from Adelaide - 654 km (406 mi)
- Distance from Sydney - 713 km (443 mi)
- Distance from Brisbane - 1,374 km (854 mi)
- Distance from Perth -2,721 km (1,691 mi)
Facts about Melbourne
|Location||South-eastern of Australia (at Pacific Coast)|
|Established||30 August 1835|
|Area||9,993 km2 (3,858.3 sq mi)|
|Telephone country and area codes||03|
|Population||5,078,193 (2019) (2nd)|
|Time zone||UTC+10 & UTC+11|
|Local government||31 Municipalities across Greater Melbourne|
|Airport||Melbourne Airport (2nd busiest airport in Australia)|
Places to Visit in MelbourneMelbourne is the second most visited city in Australia, the most visited attractions are:
|Eureka Skydeck||National Gallery of Victoria||Luna Park Melbourne||Werribee Open Range Zoo||St Patrick's Cathedral|
|Federation Square||Melbourne Museum||SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium||Fitzroy Gardens||Scienceworks|
|Queen Victoria Market||Melbourne Observation Deck||Royal Exhibition Building||Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife||Werribee Park|
|Crown Casino||Arts Centre Melbourne||Crown Melbourne||Arts Centre Melbourne||St Kilda Pier|
|Southbank||Melbourne Cricket Ground||Shrine of Remembrance||South Melbourne Market||Birrarung Marr|
|Melbourne Zoo||Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens||Healesville Sanctuary||ACMI||Funfields Themepark|
|Melbourne Aquarium||Puffing Billy Railway||Great Ocean Road||Flagstaff Gardens||The Ian Potter Centre|
|Docklands||St Kilda beach||Melbourne Star Observation Wheel||Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden||Flemington Racecourse|