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Map of the Kimberley
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Kimberley's PopulationThe population of the Kimberley is only about 41,000, but this figure is growing at a rate of 4.8% per year, around three times the state average. The population is fairly evenly distributed, with only three towns having populations in excess of 2,000: Broome (15,000), Derby (3,600) and Kununurra (5,000). Approximately 33% of the region's population are of Aboriginal descent.
Broome is the gateway to Australia's last frontier of pristine wilderness, the Kimberley. The Kimberley is is a very remote region in the far north western corner of the continent. which is why this part of Western Australia is still untouched, but luckily not unaccessible... The Kimberleys have been gaining more and more popularity as a tourist destination in the recent years. It's easy to see why, just check out our gallery.
The Kimberley was one of the earliest settled parts of Australia, with the first arrivals landing about 40,000 years ago from the islands of what is now Indonesia. Alexander Forrest trekked across from the western coast to the Northern Territory in 1879. Forrest was the first European man to discover and name the Kimberley district, the Margaret and Ord Rivers, the King Leopold Ranges, and the fertile area between the Fitzroy and Ord River.