Albany, Western Australia

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Western Australia
York Street Albany.jpg
York Street in Albany
Albany is located in Western Australia
Coordinates 35°01′22″S 117°52′53″E / 35.02278°S 117.88139°E / -35.02278; 117.88139Coordinates: 35°01′22″S 117°52′53″E / 35.02278°S 117.88139°E / -35.02278; 117.88139
Population 33,145 (2016 census)[1] (42nd)
 • Density 111.524/km2 (288.85/sq mi)
Established 26 December 1826
Postcode(s) 6330
Area 297.2 km2 (114.7 sq mi)[2] (2011 urban)
Time zone AWST (UTC+8)
LGA(s) City of Albany
State electorate(s) Albany
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.5 °C
67 °F
11.7 °C
53 °F
929.6 mm
36.6 in

Albany is a city on the south coast of Western Australia. In 2006, there were 25,196 people living in Albany.[3] The city centre is in between two hills, Mount Melville and Mount Clarence.

Early history[change | change source]

Albany is built on King George Sound, named by Captain Vancouver in 1791.[4] Major Edmund Lockyer started the first settlement here on 21 January 1827.[4] 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.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Albany (Sighicant Urban Area)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 January 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. "2011 Census Community Profiles: Albany". ABS Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  3. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Albany (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Landgate > History of country town names". Retrieved 28 March 2010.