Kentish Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the north-west of the state, to the south and inland from Devonport. Kentish is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 6,128, the major towns of the municipality are Sheffield, Railton and Wilmot.
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Map showing the Kentish local government area.
|• Density||5.3/km2 (14/sq mi)|
|Established||1 January 1907|
|Area||1,187 km2 (458.3 sq mi)|
|Region||Sheffield and Cradle Mountain area|
History and attributes
The area was explored by the surveyor Nathaniel Kentish in 1842 who was given the task of finding a route from Deloraine through to Tasmania's north west coast. Kentish's last name has remained as the name of the area. The municipality was established on 1 January 1907. Kentish is classified as rural, agricultural and large (RAL) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.
|Suburb||Census population 2016||Reason|
|Narrawa||Incl. in Wilmot|
|Kentish||Incl. in Sheffield|
|Local government total||6,128||Gazetted Central Coast Local Government Area|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kentish". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
- "Agency Details: Kentish Municipal Council". search.archives.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
- "Local government national report 2014-2015". regional.gov.au. Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2016 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 22 July 2017.
- Kentish Council official website
- Local Government Association Tasmania
- Tasmanian Electoral Commission - local government