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Western Australia covers the entire western side of Australia and covers an area of 2.646 million square kilometres. For the most part, this area is arid Outback. Its population is concentrated in the southwest corner, home to the beautiful Margaret River wine region and the riverside capital, Perth. In the far north is the Kimberley region which is home to ancient Aboriginal rock art as well as the Bungle Bungle sandstone domes. Also in the vicinity is Broome which hosts Cable Beach camels and a pearling industry.
Western Australia has the Indian Ocean to the north and west of the state and the Southern Ocean to the south. While on land, it is bordered by the Northern Territory to the north-east and South Australia to the south-east. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants, around 11% of the national total. As a rule, the vast majority (92%) live in the south-west of the state and of that 92%, 73% live in the Perth Area which is the capital.
Most noteworthy is that the economy in Western Australia mainly relies on mining, agriculture, and tourism. It is important to realise that the state produces 46% of Australia’s exports. In addition to being the second-largest iron ore producer in the world.
What brings people to WA?
Here are some examples, of why people visit WA.
From Perth just across the Swan River is the seaside town of Fremantle. Fremantle is a port city noted for its 19th-century architecture. In addition, the 1,000km Bibbulmun Track crosses forests, hills, and coastline and is great for hiking. Incidentally, this track leads to Albany the site of the annual whale migrations.
North of the capital Perth in the Nambung National Park, are the Pinnacles which have wind-sculpted limestone pillars surrounded by sand dunes. In contrast, the Ningaloo Coast has a long near-shore coral reef, whale sharks, and karst caverns.
The Karijini National Park has ochre-coloured gorges, rock pools and rock-wallabies. By the way, in the southwest interior, is the remote gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie which is home to 19th-century frontier buildings.
To summarise, inland from Broome, to Hall’s Creek and Fitzroy’s Crossing is the beautiful Purnululu National Park. This is a huge protected area of arid savannah.