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PerthWestern Australia
Population 3,357 (2011 census)
 • Density 685/km2 (1,770/sq mi)
Established 1969
Postcode(s) 6170
Area 4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Kwinana
State electorate(s) Kwinana
Federal Division(s) Brand
Suburbs around Leda:
Kwinana Beach Calista Kwinana Town Centre
East Rockingham Leda Wellard
East Rockingham Cooloongup Wellard

Leda is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia within the City of Kwinana. Leda is one of the five main suburbs of Kwinana.

Leda is one of the Kwinana suburbs named after a ship. The brig Leda brought settlers to the new Swan River Colony in January 1830. The suburb name was approved in 1969.

The name Leda is appropriate for a ship which brought colonists to the Swan River. In Greek mythology Leda is associated with swans because the god Zeus came to her in the guise of a swan.

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