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Victoria, Australia

Australia facts & history in brief

Melbourne is the capital of Victoria, on the Bass Strait, in Port Philip Bay, opposite Tasmania, and it is a major port.
Founded in 1835 and named after the British Prime Minister William Melbourne.
Melbourne became the state capital in 1851 and
was capital of Australia from 1901 until 1927.
The city is the financial, commercial, and industrial centre, and the second-largest city in Australia.
The Melbourne Cup is a world renown annual event.
Melbourne has many attractions for the tourist and is a very interesting place, including the universities, the Botanical Gardens and market places.

Population around 3 million.

I very much enjoyed my stay in Melbourne.
For me one of the major attractions were the city's extensive tram system.
You knew that, didn't you?

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