Perth came seventh in the Economist Intelligence Unit's August 2016 list of the world's most liveable cities, Perth is divided into 30 local government areas and 250 suburbs, stretching from Two Rocks in the north to Singleton in the south, and east inland to The Lakes.
Outside of the main CBD, important urban centres within Perth include Fremantle and Joondalup.
This was followed by a surge in economic activity flowing from several mining booms in the late 20th and early 21st centuries that saw Perth become the regional headquarters for a number of large mining operations located around the state.
As part of Perth's role as the capital of Western Australia, the state's Parliament and Supreme Court are located within the city, as is Government House, the residence of the Governor of Western Australia.
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The Noongar people know the area where Perth now stands as Boorloo.
Each student, through the fostering of individual talents and interests, is encouraged to realise their full potential and achieve success and fulfillment in a rapidly changing world.
Perth Modern School creates a supportive environment of high expectations where our gifted students can become resilient, well rounded high achievers with a keen social conscience and a desire to enrich and lead society in the future.
During Australia's involvement in World War II, Fremantle served as a base for submarines operating in the Pacific Theatre, and a US Navy Catalina flying boat fleet was based at Matilda Bay.
An influx of immigrants after the war, predominantly from Britain, Greece, Italy and Yugoslavia, led to rapid population growth.