Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with the majority of the metropolitan area located on the Swan Coastal Plain, a narrow strip between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp.The first areas settled were on the Swan River at Guildford, with the city's central business district and port (Fremantle) both later founded downriver.The Whadjuk themselves were one of a larger group of fourteen tribes that formed the south-west socio-linguistic block known as the Noongar (meaning "the people" in their language), also sometimes called the Bibbulmun.On 19 September 2006, the Federal Court of Australia brought down a judgment recognising Noongar native title over the Perth metropolitan area in the case of Bennell v State of Western Australia  FCA 1243.Each episode featured five Australian men competing for a date.The key for men entering the show is to pass as many rounds as possible without the women turning their lights out, indicating they have no interest.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.
Mandurah, Western Australia's second-largest city, has in recent years formed a conurbation with Perth along the coast, though for most purposes it is still considered a separate city.
Wedding bells are set to ring for a Perth couple who were successfully matched on Australian episodes of the hit Chinese dating show If You Are The One.
Lawyer Malcolm Wong, 32, popped the question last weekend to a surprised Mandy Chan, 29, after he had played the piano and serenaded her with a song of his own composition at TWR at Crown Towers.
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.