With a population of 3.8 million inhabitants Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia after Sydney. Melbourne is located in a bay along the coast of southern Australia on the lower reaches of the Yarra River and is the capital of the state of Victoria. The area in and around Melbourne has been inhabited for 30000-40000 years. The first European settlement was established in 1803 on Sulllivan bay, but was quickly abandoned and the area would be only settled again by Europeans in 1835. Nowadays Melbourne has Australia's busiest seaport and much of Australia's automotive industry is located here. Melbourne is also a major technology hub, with an information and communications industry employing over 60000 people. Melbournians claim it's Australia's most livable city.

Around the Yarra river photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Around the Yarra river
Central Business District photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Central Business District
Carlton gardens photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Carlton gardens
Skylines photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Skylines
11 photos of the area around the Yarra river, with elegant waterfronts and an amazing skyline
16 photos of Melbourne's Central Business District with its breathtaking skyline
14 photos of the Carlton gardens, a pleasant park northeast of the central business district
14 photos of skylines of Melbourne
Central Melbourne photo gallery  - 29 pictures of Central Melbourne
More views photo gallery  - 8 pictures of More views
29 photos of central area of Melbourne, with a mix of modern architecture and colonial era buildings
8 miscellaneous views of mostly southern Melbourne
Gallery with all images
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