121 Dandenong Road East
Frankston 3199, VIC
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|Area:||20.8 km (8.0 sq mi)|
|Local Government Area:||City of Frankston|
Frankston is a suburb within the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area in Victoria, Australia. It is located 40 km southeast of the state capital Melbourne at the southernmost edge of Greater Melbourne, near the beginnings of the Mornington Peninsula. Due to its location at the northernmost point of the peninsula, it is often referred to as the "Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula".
Statistically, Frankston is part of Greater Melbourne - which is reflected in its primarily suburban and residential nature. It was absorbed into the Greater Melbourne area by the urban agglomeration of the Melbourne metropolitan area, during the 1980s. The skyline of the Melbourne city centre is clearly visible from the Frankston central business district.
At the 2006 Australian Census, Frankston had a population of 34,457. The suburb is the seat of the surrounding local government area, the City of Frankston which had an estimated population of 130,462 at 30 June 2010.
Localities within Frankston, which share the same postcode, include Karingal, Olivers Hill, Frankston Heights, Frankston East, Mount Erin and Long Island; as well as the suburb of Frankston South. Frankston is designated as a primary activity centre by the by Melbourne 2030 plan, and is also a major node in the Metlink transport system.
The demonym for a person from Frankston is a "Frankstonian". The town is nicknamed "Franga" or "Frankghanistan"
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