Como, Western Australia

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Como
PerthWestern Australia
Preston St Como Western Australia.jpg
Como is located in Perth
Como
Como
Coordinates 32°00′11″S 115°51′29″E / 32.003°S 115.858°E / -32.003; 115.858Coordinates: 32°00′11″S 115°51′29″E / 32.003°S 115.858°E / -32.003; 115.858
Population 12,423 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,854/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Established 1905
Postcode(s) 6152
Area 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Location 6 km (4 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) City of South Perth
State electorate(s) South Perth
Federal Division(s) Swan
Suburbs around Como:
Swan River South Perth Kensington
Swan River Como Bentley
Swan River Salter Point Manning

Como is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of South Perth. The suburb has a population of 12,423.[1] Canning Highway divides the suburb.

History[edit]

The suburb of Como was originally made up of three land grants, purchased by Christchurch farmer Edmund Hugh Comer in February 1891. The land was subdivided in 1905 under the name Como Estate, which is thought to be derived from either the owner's surname or the area of the same name in northern Italy.[2] Como forms part of the City of South Perth.

Facilities[edit]

Como is serviced by the Canning Bridge railway station and the Canning Bridge bus station.

There are four schools in the area. These are the Collier and Como Primary Schools, Como Secondary College (previously Como Senior High School), and Penrhos College, a private all-girls school which has a primary school and a high school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Como (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names". Retrieved 2007-05-15.