Fremantle frē´măn˝təl, frĭm´əntəl [key], city (1996 pop. 24,276), Western Australia, SW Australia, a suburb of Perth, on the Indian Ocean at the mouth of the Swan River. It is the terminus of the Trans-Australian RR and the chief commercial port of the state. The chief exports are wheat, wool, fruit, and flour oil, steel, and phosphates are imported. The 1987 America 's Cup challenge was held here.

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