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[purth] /pɜrθ/

Also called Perthshire. a historic county in central Scotland.
a city in this county: a port on the Tay River.
a city in and the capital of Western Australia, in SW Australia.
a state in W Australia. 975,920 sq. mi. (2,527,635 sq. km).
Capital: Perth.
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: 43 450 (2001)
a city in SW Australia, capital of Western Australia, on the Swan River: major industrial centre; University of Western Australia (1911). Pop: 1 176 542 (2001)
a state of W Australia: mostly an arid undulating plateau, with the Great Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, and Great Victoria Desert in the interior; settlement concentrated in the southwest; rich mineral resources. Capital: Perth. Pop: 1 969 046 (2003 est). Area: 2 527 636 sq km (975 920 sq miles)


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