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Melbourne is the 2nd largest city in Australia, with a metropilitan area population of comfortably over 3.7 million. The city, although sometimes referred to as " Australia's sporting and cultural capital", is in fact the state capital of the state of Victoria.
The city was first established in 1836, within half a century had grown into one of the largest cities of the British Empire. The city is named after British Prime Minister William Lamb 2nd Viscount Melbourne, whose title comes from the village of Melbourne in Derbyshire in UK, where he resided.
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