Shire of Coorow

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Shire of Coorow
Western Australia
Coorow LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population1,036 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.24703/km2 (0.6398/sq mi)
Established1962
Area4,193.9 km2 (1,619.3 sq mi)
PresidentMoira Girando
Council seatCoorow
RegionMid West
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack
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WebsiteShire of Coorow
LGAs around Shire of Coorow:
Carnamah Perenjori
Indian Ocean Shire of Coorow Dalwallinu
Dandaragan Moora Dalwallinu

The Shire of Coorow is a local government area located in the Mid West region of Western Australia, about 290 kilometres (180 mi) north of Perth, the state capital, and about 130 kilometres (81 mi) south of the city of Geraldton. The Shire covers an area of 4,194 square kilometres (1,619 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Coorow, with the largest settlement being Leeman.

History[edit]

Historically, the area was part of the Carnamah Road District. On 19 April 1962, the Shire of Coorow was created.[2]

Wards[edit]

The Shire has eight councillors, elected at large. Wards were abolished in 2003.

Towns[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1966 808
1971 912
1976 1,136
1981 1,253
1986 1,393
1991 1,526
1996 1,389
2001 1,338
2006 1,199
2011 1,067
2016 1,036

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coorow (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 December 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°52′44″S 116°01′23″E / 29.879°S 116.023°E / -29.879; 116.023