Melbourne is the capital and most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Oceania. Its name refers to a metropolitan area comprising an urban agglomeration of 31 local municipalities known as Greater Melbourne, although the name is also commonly used specifically for the local municipality of City of Melbourne based around its central business area. The city occupies much of the northern and eastern coastlines of Port Phillip Bay and spreads into the Mornington Peninsula and the hinterlands towards the Yarra Valley, the Dandenong and Macedon Ranges. Its inhabitants are commonly referred to as "Melburnians".
Melbourne is rated Alpha − by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Alpha level cities are linked to major economic states and regions and into the world economy.
Melbourne is the #11 city in the world according to the Global Power City Index (GPCI) which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to their magnetism, or their comprehensive power to attract people, capital, and enterprises from around the world. It does so through measuring six key functions: Economy, Research and Development, Cultural Interaction, Liveability, Environment, and Accessibility.
Melbourne is the #27 city in the world according to the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which evaluates and ranks the competitiveness of the major financial centres of the world according to a wide range of criteria – Human Capital, Business, Finance, Infrastructure and Reputation.
Melbourne has a population of over 178,955 people. Melbourne also forms part of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area which has a population of over 5,078,193 people. Melbourne is the #173 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 3.6428 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents.
Hardware Stores | Vending Machine Operators | Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing | Elementary and Secondary Schools | Poultry and Poultry Product Merchant Wholesalers | Court Reporting and Stenotype Services | Sporting and Recreational Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers | Telephone Apparatus Manufacturing | Beauty Salons | Cattle Feedlots