|Population:||16,729 (2006 census)|
|Area:||8.9 km (3.4 sq mi)|
|Location:||30 km (19 mi) from Melbourne|
|Local Government Area:||City of Greater Dandenong|
|Federal Division:||Bruce, Isaacs|
Dandenong is a suburb and major urban centre in metropolitan Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Situated on Dandenong Creek and mostly flat land at the foothills of Mount Dandenong, it is the main administrative centre for the City of Greater Dandenong Local Government Area. At the 2006 Census, central Dandenong had a population of 16,729 while the City of Greater Dandenong has an estimated population of 137,600.
It began as a township in 1852 and at the turn of the century was an important regional city with its own suburbs. During the mid 20th century it became a major metropolitan manufacturing and commercial area and conurbation of Greater Melbourne. A Business district, the former town centre, covers much of its area and is one of the largest in Greater Melbourne.
Dandenong is the hub of one of metropolitan Melbourne's most culturally diverse areas, with approximately 55.5% of Greater Dandenong residents born overseas from 156 different birthplaces and 51% from non-English speaking backgrounds. Significant ethnic groups include immigrants from India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
It is currently undergoing major transit oriented urban renewal which was first planned in the Melbourne 2030 strategy.
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