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Bowen is in the local government area of 'Bowen'. The 'Bowen' local government area is classified as a 'Shire'.
The Bowen local government area includes around 62 cities, towns, villages and localities including Bowen (pop. around 8,600), Collinsville (pop. around 2,000), Merinda (pop. around 210), Leichhardt Range, Kyburra, Peter Gordon Range, Hurricane Cliff, Broadlands, The Twins, Gumlu, Herbert Range, Bobawaba, Bobawaba Range, Wyarra Hills, Bogie Range, Mount Coolon, Leichhardt Range, Gunjulla, Gunjulla Telegraph Office and Percy Douglas Range.
A local government area (abbreviated as 'LGA') is an area controlled by a local government. Local government areas can provide a useful way to group statistical information.
If you're interested in Cities, Towns and Villages then you may also be interested in Suburbs/Regional Areas.