Albany, Western Australia

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Albany
Western Australia
Albany location map in Western Australia.PNG
Population: 25,196 (2006 census)[1]
Density: 281/km² (727.8/sq mi)
Established: 1826
Postcode: 6330
Time zone:

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Location: 408 km (254 mi) from Perth
LGA: City of Albany
State District: Albany
Federal Division: O'Connor
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
19.4 °C
67 °F
11.6 °C
53 °F
930.5 mm
36.6 in

Coordinates: 35°01′22″S 117°52′53″E / 35.0228°S 117.8814°E / -35.0228; 117.8814Albany is a city on the south coast of Western Australia. In 2006, there were 25,196 people living in Albany.[1] The city centre is in between two hills, Mount Melville and Mount Clarence.

Early history[change | edit source]

Albany is built on King George Sound, named by Captain Vancouver in 1791.[2] Major Edmund Lockyer started the first settlement here on 21 January 1827.[2] The Governor of Western Australia, James Stirling, named the city Albany in 1832 after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, the second son of King George III.[2]


References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Albany (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=UCL500200&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2007-08-25. Consists of Albany SSD (Central) and the State Suburbs of Milpara, Gledhow, McKail, Bayonet Head, Collingwood and Lower King in the 2006 census.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Landgate > History of country town names". landgate.wa.gov.au. http://www.landgate.wa.gov.au/corporate.nsf/web/History+of+country+town+names. Retrieved 28 March 2010.