Kentish Council, Tasmania

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Map showing Kentish LGA in Tasmania
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.

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.

The area is a high tourism region, with the natural attractions of Cradle Mountain and Lake Barrington, and the murals within the town of Sheffield very popular with visitors.

This page was last edited on 11 June 2018, at 10:20 (UTC).
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