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Dandenong is a suburb and major urban centre in metropolitan Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Situated on Dandenong Creek and mostly flat land at the foothills of Mount Dandenong.
Central Dandenong had a population of 16,729 in the 2006 census, 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 20th 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.
It is served by the Monash Freeway as well as several other major arterial roads. Eastlink also passes near the suburb.
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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandenong,_Victoria