Shire of Denmark

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Denmark, Western Australia.
Shire of Denmark
Western Australia
Denmark LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 5,748 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 3.0902/km2 (8.0035/sq mi)
Established 1911
Area 1,860.1 km2 (718.2 sq mi)
Mayor Kim Barrow
Council seat Denmark
Region Great Southern
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Website www.denmark.wa.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Denmark:
Manjimup Plantagenet Plantagenet
Manjimup Shire of Denmark Albany
Southern Ocean Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

The Shire of Denmark is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 55 kilometres (34 mi) west of Albany and about 420 kilometres (261 mi) south-southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 1,860 square kilometres (718 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Denmark.

History[edit]

The Denmark Road District was gazetted in 1911. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following changes to the Local Government Act.[2]

Wards[edit]

The Shire is divided into three wards with varying number of councillors:

  • Scotsdale/Shadforth Ward (five councillors)
  • Town Ward (four councillors)
  • Kent/Nornalup Ward (three councillors)

Towns and localities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°57′36″S 117°21′11″E / 34.960°S 117.353°E / -34.960; 117.353