Kimberley (Western Australia)

The Kimberley is the northernmost of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami deserts in the region of the Pilbara, and on the east by the Northern Territory.

Location of Kimberley region in Western Australia.
Kimberley
Western Australia
Location in Australia
Population34,364 (2016 census)
 • Density0.0811396/km2 (0.210151/sq mi)
Established1881
Area423,517 km2 (163,520.8 sq mi)
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)Kimberley
Federal Division(s)Durack

The region was named in 1879 by government surveyor Alexander Forrest after Secretary of State for the Colonies John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley.[1]