The city of Perth in Western Australia • Earth.com

The city of Perth in Western Australia

11-04-2021

Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Perth, the capital city of Western Australia.

The metropolitan area of Perth is a 125-kilometer region along the coast that stretches from Two Rocks in the north to Singleton in the south.

Prior to European colonization, the area was inhabited by the Whadjuk Noongar people for over 40,000 years. At that time, Perth was called Boorloo by the Aboriginals.

Perth is one of the most isolated cities in the world. Brisbane, the nearest city, is about 2,000 kilometers away. 

Video Credit: ESA

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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