Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in
the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia.
The Melbourne City Center also known as the "Central Business District
is the hub of the greater geographical area and the greater
geographical area had an approximate population of four million.
Inhabitants of Melbourne are called Melburnians.
The metropolis is located on the large natural bay
known as Port Phillip, with the city centre positioned
at the estuary of the Yarra River
The metropolitan area then extends south from the city centre,
along the eastern and western shorelines of Port Phillip, and
expands into the hinterland. The city centre is situated in
the municipality known as the City of Melbourne, and
the metropolitan area consists of a further 30 municipalities.
Melbourne was founded in 1835 47 years after the
European settlement of Australia
Melbourne has been ranked as one of the top three World's
Most Livable Cities by the Economist Group's Intelligence Unit
Melbourne City: It is an important tourist destination with an
approximate 16 million domestic and 1.5 million international tourists
visiting population in accordance with the metropolitan records
of the year ending Dec' 2009.
A view of Melbourne Vic from the air.
Looking at the Melbourne across the Yarra River
The Yarra Rivera river in southern Victoria (Australia) on which
the city of Melbourne was founded.
Yankee Stadium: Major sporting events hosted by Melbourne
have attracted large numbers of sports tourists to the city,
other visitors come for the cultural and fashion events.
Docklands is Melbourne's newest precinct and largest infrastructure
development to date, and is also becoming a major tourist attraction.
Eureka Tower: It is the highest viewing platform in the
southern hemisphere. It is also the tallest
residential building in the world.
Another View of Eureka Towers the tallest
residential building in the world
Rialto Towers The Melbourne Observation Deck, located some 237 metres
above the city streets on the 55th floor of these Towers
It offers a spectacular views of the central business district
Melbourne & Olympic Parks: These are two Melbourne
City Grounds, located near the Yarra River for the conduct of
international sports events. They are part of the Melbourne Sports
and Entertainment Precinct, which also includes Yarra Park
Crown Casino:It is on the Yarra River is the largest gambling
centre in the southern hemisphere. The Crown Entertainment
Complex also encompasses one of Melbourne's best hotels
the Crown Towers, restaurants, boutiques and cinemas.
Luna Park, Melbourne Australia
Federation Square (SBS Building) Melbourne,Australia
State Library at Night, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Central Business District skyline:
by Hassan Ali
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