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Leonora
Western Australia
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Tower Street, Leonora
Leonora is located in Western Australia
Leonora
Leonora
Location in Western Australia
Population 556 (2016 census)
Established 1897
Postcode(s) 6438
Elevation 376 m (1,234 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Leonora
State electorate(s) Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
27.9 °C
82 °F
13.9 °C
57 °F
234.5 mm
9.2 in

Leonora is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located 833 kilometres (518 mi) northeast of the state capital, Perth, and 237 kilometres (147 mi) north of the city of Kalgoorlie.

Economy

Leonora is primarily a mining town. There are a number of major gold mines in the Shire, as well as the Murrin Murin laterite nickel project. The area supports a significant pastoral industry.

Demographics

At the 2016 census, Leonora had a population of 556, 27.6% of whom were of Aboriginal descent.

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