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1. A city of southwest Australia near the Indian Ocean. Founded in 1829, it grew rapidly after the discovery of gold in the region in the 1890s.
2. A town of central Scotland on the Tay River north of Edinburgh. It was the capital of Scotland from the 11th to the mid-15th century.
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1. (Placename) a city in central Scotland, in Perth and Kinross on the River Tay: capital of Scotland from the 12th century until the assassination of James I there in 1437. Pop: 44 200 (2009 est)
2. (Placename) a city in SW Australia, capital of Western Australia, on the Swan River: major industrial centre; University of Western Australia (1911). Pop: 1 897 548 (2012)
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1. Also called Perth′shire (-ʃɪər, -ʃər) a historic county in central Scotland.
2. a city in this county: a port on the Tay River. 42,438.
3. the capital of Western Australia, in SW Australia. 1,193,000.
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