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About Kununurra

Kununurra is a town located on the eastern side of the Kimberley Region in north Western Australia. Many of the inhabitants are Indigenous Australians. Kununurra comes from the Aboriginal word Gunanurang which means "Big River" which describes the location of the meeting of two rivers, the Ord and Dunham.

Nearby Lake Argyle is the country's largest artificial lake and is a tourist attraction. The lake is over 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi) in size and holds over 9 times the volume of water that is contained in Sydney Harbour. The lake is recognised as an important wetland area today and is home to many species of fish and the freshwater crocodile.

Kununurra is a whopping 3,040 kilometres (1,889 mi) distance to Perth, (the states capital), and a mere 17km from the Northern Territory border.



  

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