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Localities around Orana:
Far West North West Slopes North West Slopes
Far West Orana Central West
Far West Riverina South West Slopes

Orana is a region in central northern New South Wales, Australia. As of June 2015 it had an estimated population of 113,824 people. It has an area of 198,561 square kilometres (76,665 sq mi) and is the largest region in New South Wales, comprising approximately 25% of that state. The major localities include Dubbo and Cobar.

The Orana region encompasses twelve local-government areas: the Dubbo Regional Council, the Mid-Western Regional Council, and the Shires of Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Narromine, Walgett, Warren and Warrumbungle. This region corresponds approximately with the Australian Bureau of Statistics North Western Statistical Division.


Agriculture is the predominant industry in the Orana region, with 86% of the area under agricultural land use. This land makes up 27% of the total agricultural land in New South Wales. The output equals approximately A$658 million or 11.7% of the state's agricultural production. Agriculture industry jobs provide over 20 percent of the employment in the region. Wine made from the small number of vineyards in the Orana region may be labelled as Western Plains.

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