The Shire of Denmark has a population of just over 5,500 and is located on the south coast of Western Australia approximately 50 kms west of Albany and 400 kms south of Perth. The Shire has an area of 1843 sq kms extending 70 kms in an east-west direction and 30 kms north-south. Average annual rainfall is 1089.6mm (rainfall statistic taken from the Bureau of Meteorology website www.bom.gov.au - site number 9531). Average daytime temp - summer 25C, winter 16C (approx).
Denmark has a great diversity of population, making for a huge variety of interests/occupations. With tourism being a major industry, many people have developed lifestyles combined with various cottage industries to cater for tourists.
The main local industries include - tourism, viticulture, horticulture, beef/dairy/sheep/pig/tree farming, cottage industries and agriculture.
Denmark was awarded the title of "Australia's Tidiest Town" in 1998.
A great deal is done today to conserve and protect the great forest trees and wilderness areas. The people of Denmark are very much aware of the need to care for our magnificent coastline and all its natural attractions, which bring so many visitors to the area each year.