District Council of Karoonda East Murray

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District Council of Karoonda East Murray
South Australia
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Location of the District Council of Karoonda East Murray
Coordinates 35°01′08″S 140°07′50″E / 35.0188°S 140.1306°E / -35.0188; 140.1306Coordinates: 35°01′08″S 140°07′50″E / 35.0188°S 140.1306°E / -35.0188; 140.1306
Population 1,193 (2009)[1]
 • Density 0.27022/km2 (0.6999/sq mi)
Established 1979
Area 4,415 km2 (1,704.6 sq mi)
Mayor Kevin Burdett
Council seat Karoonda
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Hammond
Federal Division(s) Division of Barker
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Website www.dckem.sa.gov.au
LGAs around District Council of Karoonda East Murray:
Mid Murray Council District Council of Loxton Waikerie District Council of Loxton Waikerie
Mid Murray Council District Council of Karoonda East Murray Southern Mallee District Council
Rural City of Murray Bridge Coorong District Council Southern Mallee District Council

The District Council of Karoonda East Murray is a local government area in the Murray Mallee area of South Australia (35°S 140°E / 35°S 140°E / -35; 140). The main council offices are in Karoonda.

The council area covers 4,415 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 1193.[1] The annual average rainfall is 350 mm.

It is entirely in the state electorate of Hammond and the federal Division of Barker.

History[edit]

In 1979 the District Councils of Karoonda (established 1922) and East Murray (established 1923) amalgamated to form the District Council of Karoonda East Murray. The township of Karoonda was established in 1913 when the mallee railway lines were put in place to open the area to grain growing, as previous pastoral runs had failed.

Townships[edit]

Towns in district (including former railway sidings that are now little more than localities): Borrika, Galga, Halidon, Karoonda, Kalyan, Lowaldie, Marama, Mercunda, Mindarie, Mantung, Perponda, Sandalwood, Wanbi, Wynarka.

Neighbours[edit]

The neighbouring councils are (clockwise from north):

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 3 June 2010. 

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