Far North (South Australia)
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The Far North is the region of South Australia that is close to the border with the Northern Territory. Colloquial usage in South Australia tends to use the term Far North as referring to that part of South Australia north of a line roughly from Ceduna through Port Augusta to Broken Hill.[according to whom?]
It is both the largest and also the least populated part of the state and much of the region is desert, as a consequence from some perspectives the area can also be known as the Arid Lands of the state.[dead link]
The Far North includes the following local government areas - Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY), City of Port Augusta, District Council of Coober Pedy, Flinders Ranges Council and Municipal Council of Roxby Downs. As most of its extent lies within of what is known as the unincorporated area, municipal services to communities outside of the above listed local government areas are provided directly by the South Australian Government via the Outback Communities Authority. It is within the extent of the state electoral districts of Giles and Stuart, and the Federal Division of Grey.
- "District of Giles Background Profile". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "District of Stuart Background Profile". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "Federal electoral division of Grey, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "Far North SA government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
- NatureMaps Spatial Browser
- "Regional Development Australia Far North" (PDF). The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies. 2012. pp. 1–3. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "Welcome to the Outback Communities Authority". Outback Communities Authority. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- (1975) Far North of South Australia : tourist development survey / Tourist Development Branch, Dept. of Tourism, Recreation & Sport (Tourist Bureau Division) South Australia. Dept. of Tourism, Recreation and Sport. Tourist Development Branch [Adelaide, S.A.] : Tourist Development Branch, Dept. of Tourism, Recreation & Sport (Tourist Bureau Division), 1975.
- (1993) Witjira National Park draft management plan, Far North, South Australia / Department of Environment and Natural Resources South Australia. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources. Prepared by the South Australian Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Irrwanyere Aboriginal Corporation.
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