Melbourne is the State Capital of Victoria, with a population of 4.5 million. The city spreads out from the base of Port Phillip Bay to the Dandenong Ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a distinctly urban charm to its architecture and lifestyle. The city is known for its many great restaurants and ‘lane culture', with tiny bars, restaurants and cafes hidden in the many narrow laneways of the city and inner suburbs. These cool hangouts thrive in the shadow of one of the largest and most famous sports stadiums in the world, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is often filled to its 100,000 seat capacity for domestic football and international cricket matches.