Karratha

/kəˈraθə/ (say kuh'rahthuh)

noun
a town in western WA, west of Roebourne; centre for mining projects carried out in the Pilbara region.
{? Australian Aboriginal}
The Karratha region lies in territory traditionally inhabited by the Jaburrara people. Karratha station was established in the late 1860s, one of the first in the north-west, and was linked by a stock route to Geraldton. A century later, in 1966, Hamersley Iron purchased the station as a farm and introduced Santa Gertrudis cattle. Karratha town site was resumed from the property in 1968 and a town established as a centre for iron-ore industry personnel, government employees and those working on the North West Shelf natural-gas project. It is the administrative centre of the Roebourne Shire and the centre for mining projects in the Pilbara region. It is also used as a base by tourists visiting the Pilbara. Burrup Peninsula, to the north, is an important rock-art site.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Karratha — Staat: Australien Bundesstaat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Karratha — vue aérienne de Karratha Administration P …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Karratha — Original name in latin Karratha Name in other language KTA, Karatha, Karratha State code AU Continent/City Australia/Perth longitude 20.73765 latitude 116.84629 altitude 20 Population 11728 Date 2011 06 04 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Karratha, Western Australia — Karratha Western Australia Karratha at dusk …   Wikipedia

  • Karratha International Hotel — (Karratha,Австралия) Категория отеля …   Каталог отелей

  • Karratha (Australia) — Hotels: Best Western Karratha Central Apartments (Western Australia) Comfort Inn & Suites Karratha (Karratha) …   International hotels

  • Karratha Airport — Infobox Airport name = Karratha Airport nativename = IATA = KTA ICAO = YPKA type = Public owner = operator = Shire of Roebourne city served = location = Karratha, Western Australia elevation f = 29 elevation m = 9 coordinates =… …   Wikipedia

  • Best Western Karratha Central Apartments (Karratha) — Best Western Karratha Central Apartments country: Australia, city: Karratha (Western Australia) Best Western Karratha Central Apartments The Best Western Karratha Central Apartments is located in the heart of the town centre, close to the major… …   International hotels

  • Comfort Inn & Suites Karratha (Karratha) — Comfort Inn & Suites Karratha country: Australia, city: Karratha (Karratha) Comfort Inn & Suites Karratha Comfort Inn and Suites is located in Karratha, which is the Gateway to the magnificent gorges and waterfalls of the Karijini National Park… …   International hotels

  • The Ranges Karratha — (Karratha,Австралия) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: Lot 1090 Karrath …   Каталог отелей

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.