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City of Swan

The City of Swan is a Local Government Area in the regions of Swan Valley and North-East Metropolitan Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Approximately 14.2 kilometres north-east of the Central Business District, the City consists of 40 suburbs and has an estimated population of 112,960 residents over a 1,043-square-kilometre area, making it the largest LGA in the City Centre. It features a mixture of commercial, industrial, residential, and rural ambience.

The City of Swan, as it is presently composed, was formed in April 1970 from the merging of three local government entities, namely the Municipality of Guildford and Swan Road Board (both established in 1871), along with the Municipality of Helena Vale (established in 1895). It was proclaimed a City on the very same date 30 years later. The LGA takes its name from the Swan River, which itself was named by Willem Hesselsz de Vlamingh, a Dutch sea captain, after the black swans within the area.

With the suburb of Midland as Council Seat, the City of Swan is represented in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia by the Electoral Districts of Bassendean, Darling Range, Midland, Swan Hills, and West Swan, as well as by the Federal Divisions of Cowan, Hasluck, Pearce, and Perth in the Australian House of Representatives. The City is bordered by the Bayswater, Bassendean, Chittering, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Stirling, Toodyay, and Wanneroo Local Government Areas.

With a wide variety of cultural, historical, and natural attractions, the City of Swan always has something for locals and visitors alike to experience, enjoy, and appreciate. Some of the most significant events and sites in the Local Government Area include Altone Park, Altone Park Leisure Centre, Ballajura Aquatic Centre, Ballajura Harmony Day, Bennett Springs Sport Field, Bruce Elliot Reserve, Fishmarket Reserve, Gidgegannup Showgrounds, Midland Junction Arts Centre, Midland Sports Complex, Rainbow Waters Playground, Swan Park, Swan Park Leisure Centre, Swan Valley, and West Swan Oval.

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