Shire of Denmark
|Shire of Denmark
Location in Western Australia
|Population||5,503 (2011 est)|
|• Density||2.9584/km2 (7.6623/sq mi)|
|Area||1,860.1 km2 (718.2 sq mi)|
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.
The Denmark Road District was gazetted in 1911. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following changes to the Local Government Act.
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
- Bow Bridge
- Ocean Beach
- Peaceful Bay
- William Bay
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.