Shire of Jerramungup
|Shire of Jerramungup
Location in Western Australia
|Population||1,085 (2013 est)|
|• Density||0.16674/km2 (0.43186/sq mi)|
|Area||6,507.1 km2 (2,512.4 sq mi)|
|Shire President||Robert Lester|
|Website||Shire of Jerramungup|
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.
As of the 2003 elections, the shire is not divided into wards, and its 7 councillors sit at large.
Towns and localities
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.