Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The City Centre is situated in the municipality known as the City of Melbourne, and the metropolitan area consists of a further 30 municipalities. The metropolis has a population of 4.25 million, growing the fastest in numerical terms and fifth fastest in percentage terms since the previous year. Inhabitants of Melbourne are called Melburnians.
The most important places to visit in Melbourne are: Twelve Apostles (just outside of Melbourne is this spectacular attraction. These unique rock formations by the shore have been carved over millions of years), Saint Paul’s Cathedral (a magnificent Anglican cathedral that was constructed in the 19th century, attending the service here is quite an experience), the Shrine of Remembrance (a famous landmark of Melbourne, the memorial was built as a tribute to those who fought for the country in World War I), Royal Exhibition Building (this remarkable building is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was built in 1880 for the International Exhibition), Downtown (started with enjoying the city skyline. Melbourne has a modern and vibrant downtown scene with many shopping and business districts) and many more.