About Melbourne

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Located on Australia’s southeast coast, the temperate, seaside city of Melbourne is known for its parks, gardens, and beaches, as well as art festivals, sporting events, and cafe culture. Once known as the Kulin Nation, home to the Wurundjeri, Boonerwrung, Taungurong, Djajawurrung and Watharung tribes, this area was settled by Europeans in 1835 and was given the name “Melbourne.” Melbourne is now home to about 4.5 million people in a vibrant downtown area and closely connected suburbs. In 2016, Melbourne was recognized for the sixth continuous year as the “World’s Most Livable City” by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and, in 2015, the city was named the “Second Best Student City in the World” according to the Quacquarelli Symonds Rankings. For more information, consult the City of Melbourne website.