Shire of Jerramungup

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Jerramungup, Western Australia.
Shire of Jerramungup
Western Australia
Jerramungup LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 1,085 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.16674/km2 (0.43186/sq mi)
Established 1982
Area 6,507.1 km2 (2,512.4 sq mi)
Shire President Robert Lester
Council seat Jerramungup
Region Great Southern
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Website Shire of Jerramungup
LGAs around Shire of Jerramungup:
Kent Kent Ravensthorpe
Gnowangerup Shire of Jerramungup Ravensthorpe
Albany Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

The Shire of Jerramungup is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 180 kilometres (112 mi) northeast of Albany and about 440 kilometres (273 mi) southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 6,507 square kilometres (2,512 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Jerramungup.

The Fitzgerald River National Park, which is within the Shire, covers an area of 329,039 hectares (1,270 sq mi), making it one of the largest national parks in Australia. The park is one of the most diverse botanical regions in the world, containing 20% of Western Australia's described plant species - more than 1,800 in total.

History[edit]

The Shire of Jerramungup was established on 1 July 1982. It previously comprised the eastern half of the Shire of Gnowangerup.[2]

Wards[edit]

As of the 2003 elections, the shire is not divided into wards, and its 7 councillors sit at large.

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.

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Coordinates: 33°56′31″S 118°54′58″E / 33.942°S 118.916°E / -33.942; 118.916