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Bendigo is a city located in Victoria, Australia, in the Bendigo Valley near the geographical center of the state and about 150 km (93 miles) northwest of Melbourne, the state capital. As of 2019, Bendigo's urban population was 100,991, making it the 19th city in Australia, the fourth largest city within the country and the fourth largest city in Victoria by population. It is the administrative center of Greater Bendigo, which includes abscess cities stretching over an area of approximately 3,000 square kilometers (1,158 square miles) and more than 111,000 people. The city's residents are known as the "Pendonians". The discovery of gold in Bendigo Creek in 1851 transformed the area from a sheep station into one of Australia's largest colonial booming cities. News of the discoveries intensified the rush of Victorian gold, bringing an influx of immigrants from all over the world, particularly Europe and China. Bendigo became the largest gold mining economy in eastern Australia in the 19th century, and the wealth generated during this period is reflected today in the city's Victorian architectural heritage. From 1853 to 1891, sandhurst was officially named Bendigo.