East Arnhem

The East Arnhem region is one of the most remote regions in Australia, covering roughly 33,596km² in the north-eastern corner of the NT.

The region has a population of 16,070 (as at 2011), living in and around the main centre of Nhulunbuy and the major remote towns of Alyangula, Angurugu and Umbakumba (Groote Eylandt), Ramingining, Milingimbi, Galiwinku, Yirrkala and Gapuwiyak.

Nhulunbuy is a service hub for the more remote locations in the region, including around 100 homelands and outstations.

The region supports the fishing, mining and tourism industries.

Last updated: 24 September 2021

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