Perth is the capital of the State of Western Australia, located in the south-west of the country at the confluence of the Swan River in the Indian Ocean. The suburbs of Perth are famous for their sandy beaches. From Mount Eliza, which is a huge Royal Park and Botanical Garden, offers stunning views of the city. On the territory of the Perth Cultural Center there are art galleries, the Museum of Western Australia and the theater, in which the national opera and ballet troupes perform. The population is one million seven hundred thousand people.