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Bland Shire
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Population: 5,959
Coordinates: 33°56′S 147°15′E / 33.933°S 147.25°E / -33.933; 147.25Coordinates: 33°56′S 147°15′E / 33.933°S 147.25°E / -33.933; 147.25
Area: 8560 km² (3,305.0 sq mi)
Mayor: Tony Lord (Unaligned)
Council Seat: West Wyalong
Region: Central West
State District: Cootamundra
Federal Division:
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Website: http://www.blandshire.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Bland Shire:
Carrathool Lachlan Forbes
Carrathool Bland Shire Weddin
Griffith Narrandera Temora

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 mayor of Bland Shire Council is Cr. Tony Lord, who is unaligned with any political party.

History

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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