Shire of Gnowangerup

Area: 4,268 sq km

Population: 1,303 (2013)

Map of Great Southern highlighting Shire of GnowangerupThe Shire of Gnowangerup is 354km from Perth and 140km from Albany in the centre of the Great Southern, and features three towns: Gnowangerup, Ongerup and Borden. The Shire’s 100,000 hectares of farmland support a strong livestock industry and cropping enterprises in wheat, lupins, barley, canola, clover seed, peas, oats and faba beans.

Gnowangerup’s southern boundary is in the Stirling Range National Park, a growing eco-tourism destination which draws an estimated 175,000 people each year, attracted by abundant wildflowers and the highest peaks in the southern half of Western Australia.

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Other local government areas in the Great Southern: City of Albany, Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup, Shire of Cranbrook, Shire of Denmark, Shire of Jerramungup, Shire of Katanning, Shire of Kent, Shire of Kojonup, Shire of Plantagenet and Shire of Woodanilling