Denmark is a town and local government area located 423 km south-south-east of Perth, Western Australia and has a surface of 1,834 km2. The population of the Shire of Denmark is approximately 5,200 (2008).
The Shire of Denmark is situated on the south coast of Western Australia, about 50 km west of Albany. The urban area is located on the banks of the Denmark River, which flows into the Wilson Inlet, seasonally connected to the Southern Ocean. There is a lot of pasture, but the major part of the Denmark Shire consists of bush land and wilderness. The 100 km long coast line has over 15 beaches, surrounded by dunes, rocks and cliffs. Denmark has a Mediterranean climate with relatively dry summers and wet winters. The average annual rainfall is about 1,000 mm. The average day temperature in summer is 25° C, in winter 16° C. Denmark was named after the Denmark River in 1896N1. The inhabitants are sometimes called Denmarkians.
The mild climate, the restfulness, the space and the wonders of nature make Denmark a popular tourist destination. Nature lovers like Denmark for its pristine beaches, walk trails, undulating landscape, tall trees and wildflowers. The environment and most especially the National Parks are carefully monitored and managed and all beaches are well looked after. The Tree Top Walk in the Valley of the Giants near Nornalup in the west part of the Shire of Denmark helps to understand the majesty of the Karri Forest.