Bland Shire facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBland Shire
New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
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|Population||5,959 (2015 est)|
|• Density||0.6961/km2 (1.803/sq mi)|
|Area||8,560 km2 (3,305.0 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Tony Lord (Unaligned)|
|Council seat||West Wyalong|
Bland Shire is a local government area located on the boundary between the central west and Riverina regions of New South Wales, Australia. The area is located adjacent to the Newell and Mid-Western highways.
The council's name honours William Bland.
The largest town and council seat is West Wyalong. The region also includes the towns of Wyalong, Barmedman, Tallimba, Ungarie, Weethalle and Mirrool. The major economic activities of the shire are agriculture, mining, transport, tourism and wholesale distribution.
The farm community of Bland Shire, West Wyalong was a former gold prospecting site in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, The history of Bland Shire has, in part, been documented by West Wyalong Movies.
In 2013, the community joined Dull, Perthshire, Scotland and Boring, Oregon, USA to create a "League of Extraordinary Communities" to group Dull, Boring and Bland as a means of encouraging travel, promoting all three communities.
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