Melbourne in Australia

Melbourne in Australia

Melbourneis the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Victoria. It is the second-largest city in Australia after Sydney, with a population of 4,077,036 people (in 2010). Its area is 8,860 km2, and its urban area reaches 6,100 km2, which known as Greater Melbourne, where the northern and western suburbs extend from the city center by about 20 km, the suburbs extend to the east to 40 km, and the largest extension towards the southeast reaches 50 km.

Melbourne in Australia

Population

Melbourne’s population increases at a rate of 30,000 people, and about 2,500 indigenous people live in the city, and a third of the population immigrants to the city since 1945 are from Britain and Ireland, while the rest of the immigrants come from the rest of Europe and Southeast Asia.

Melbourne has more than 600 primary schools and 170 government high schools, as well as many private schools. There are seven universities, 16 colleges, and some advanced technical colleges.

Melbourne in Australia

Economy

Melbourne is the administrative and commercial center of the state of Victoria, and includes 30% of Australia’s factories, and it is the main port and transportation center for the state of Victoria. More than 8,000 factories located in the Melbourne metropolitan area, including heavy industries and oil refineries near the port facilities, and small industries and food, beverage and clothing industries spread And shoes, printing, and paper on the outskirts of town and in the suburbs.

Melbourne in Australia

Transport and communication

Transportation carried out within the city and in the suburbs by electric trains, through more than 100 locomotives carrying about 70 million passengers, and private buses operate on 240 lines, and the city linked to the suburbs by a network of electric trains operating. Underground. As for air transport, the international airport opened in 1970 with an area of ​​2,140 hectares and is about 20 km from the city.

The Port of Melbourne is one of the largest shipping ports in Australia, and the port employs 4,000 workers serving 1,600 vessels. It exports about six million tons, most of which are primary products, and its imports weigh about seven million tons, most of which are industrial products.

Melbourne in Australia

Tourism

Melbourne is the second most visited city in Australia and the seventy-third most visited city in the world, in 2018, 10.8 million domestic tourists and 2.9 million international tourists visited Melbourne, and the most visited attractions are Union Square, Queen Victoria Market, Crown Casino, Southbank, and the Melbourne Zoo And the Aquarium of Melbourne, Docklands, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Observation Deck, Melbourne Arts Center, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Luna Park, a park-like Coney Island in New York and Seattle Luna Park, moreover, the prevailing cafe culture in the city and outdoor dining Its diverse food culture makes it a popular place for gastronomic tourism. The coffee culture in the city is the result of Italian immigration.

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