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The entrance to Flinders Street Station - the historical train building station - with many people. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia after Sydney.The Melbourne City Centre (also known as the Central Business District or CBD) is the hub of the greater geographical area (or metropolitan area) and the Census statistical division - of which Melbourne is the common name. As of June 2009, the greater geographical area had an approximate population of four million. Inhabitants of Melbourne are called Melburnians.
The metropolis is located on the large natural bay known as Port Phillip, with the city centre positioned at the estuary of the Yarra River (at the northern-most point of the bay). The metropolitan area then extends south from the city centre, along the eastern and western shorelines of Port Phillip, and expands into the hinterland. The city centre is situated in the municipality known as the City of Melbourne, and the metropolitan area consists of a further 30 municipalities.