) is a large, dry, thinly populated region in the north of Western Australia.
It is known for its Aboriginal peoples; its ancient landscapes; the red earth; its vast mineral deposits, in particular iron ore; and as a global biodiversity hotspot for subterranean fauna.
which includes some of Earth's oldest rock formations.
It includes landscapes of coastal plains and mountain ranges with cliffs and gorges.
Pilbarra (Sea Mullet (Mugil cephalus)) and barramundi (Lates calcarifer) can still be caught in the Yule River today.
The first European to explore the area was Francis Thomas Gregory in 1861.
Maps and tables of average conditions for locations across Australia are also available.Settlements along the coast at Cossack, Roebourne and Shellborough were established over ensuing decades as agricultural and pastoral centres. 1900, these largely went into decline with the growth of other, more productive agricultural areas of the state.Mining in the area started in 1937 in Wittenoom Gorge, and following the discovery of iron ore in the Hamersley Ranges in the 1960s, the area became pivotal to the state's economy and towns built to accommodate mining and allied services boomed.If you have any questions about this product, or you want any other weather or climate information, please contact us.Για να εξατομικεύουμε περιεχόμενο, καθώς και για να προσαρμόζουμε τις διαφημίσεις και να μετράμε την απόδοσή τους αλλά και για να παρέχουμε μια ασφαλέστερη εμπειρία, χρησιμοποιούμε cookies.