Prahran, Victoria

Prahran (IPA: /prəˈræn/), also known colloquially as Pran, is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Stonnington local government area. At the 2016 Census Prahran had a population of 12,982.[1]

Prahran
Melbourne, Victoria
Pran Central on the corner of Chapel Street and Commercial Road
Prahran
Coordinates37.852°S 144.998°E / -37.852; 144.998
Population12,982 (2016)[1]
 • Density6,180/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Established1837
Postcode(s)3181
Area2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location5 km (3 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Stonnington
State electorate(s)Prahran
Federal Division(s)Higgins
Suburbs around Prahran:
Melbourne South Yarra Toorak
Melbourne Prahran Armadale
St Kilda Windsor St Kilda East

Prahran is a part of Greater Melbourne, with many shops, restaurants and cafes.

The shopping street Chapel Street is a mix of upscale fashion boutiques and cafes. Greville Street, once the centre of the Melbourne's hippie community, has many cafés, bars, restaurants, bookstores, clothing shops and music shops.

Prahran takes its name from Pur-ra-ran, a Boonwurrung word which was thought to mean "land partially surrounded by water".[2] The word has more recently been identified as a transcription of "Birrarung", the name for the Yarra River, or a specific point of it.[3]