St. Kilda (Melbourne)

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St Kilda
St Kilda Town Hall, jjron, 10/23/2011.jpg
St. Kilda Town Hall
State : AustraliaAustralia Australia
State : Flag of Victoria (Australia) .svg Victoria
City : Melbourne
Founded : 1839
Coordinates : 37 ° 52 ′  S , 144 ° 59 ′  E Coordinates: 37 ° 52 ′  S , 144 ° 59 ′  E
Area : 3.2  km²
Residents : 20,230 (2016)
Population density : 6322 inhabitants per km²
Time zone : AEST (UTC + 10)
Telephone code : (+61) 03
Postal code : 3182
LGA : City of Port Phillip
St Kilda (Melbourne)
St Kilda
St Kilda

St. Kilda is a district of Melbourne , Australia , about seven kilometers southeast of the central business district.


Melbourne Luna Park in St. Kilda

Located on the beach, St. Kilda is a popular recreational area as well as a center for the arts and alternative culture. St. Kilda is one of Melbourne's most popular party districts. In addition to numerous clubs and bars, there are also many backpacker hostels here . A popular street in St. Kildas is Acland Street. There cakeshops , which also Austrian apple strudel can be purchased. Every Sunday during the day there is an artists' market on the Esplanade.

St. Kilda is the seat of the administration of Port Phillip City .

St. Kilda is the birthplace of Australian writers Joan Lindsay and Morris L. West .

Origin of name

St. Kilda was named after the ship The Lady of St. Kilda , which visited Melbourne in 1841. The owner of the ship was the British politician Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, under whose name the main street of St. Kilda, Acland Street , became known. The ship was originally named after the St. Kilda archipelago in Scotland .


St. Kilda Beach is used for numerous sailing competitions in the Olympic sailing classes as well as for kitesurfing competitions.

Web links

Commons : St Kilda (Melbourne)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics : St Kilda (Vic.) ( English ) In: 2016 Census QuickStats . June 27, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  2. ^ ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne. Accessed December 23, 2015 .