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Broome is the most populous town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, with over 14,000 residents in 2018. It serves as the gateway to explore the northern coast of the state. The town boomed due to the pearling industry that began in the late 19th century, enticing Europeans and Asian labourers that now make up its multicultural population.

Broome is on the northern coast of Western Australia, midway between Darwin (Northern Territory) and Perth, the capital of Western Australia; it's still a long 2,000 km from Broome to both cities.

The town has a permanent population of 14,000 inhabitants; that number grows more than twofold during the dry season as Australians from south of the city flock over to enjoy the weather and the outdoors. Hotels and camping grounds can easily be fully booked.

- Wikivoyage

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