Sapphire is in the local government area of 'Emerald'. The 'Emerald' local government area is classified as a 'Shire'.
The Emerald local government area includes around 42 cities, towns, villages and localities including Emerald (pop. around 10,000), Sapphire (pop. around 690), Rubyvale (pop. around 690), Willows Gemfields (pop. around 270), Scrub Lead Fossicking Area, Big Bessie Fossicking Area, Rubyvale Fossicking Area, Graves Hill Fossicking Area, Middle Ridge Fossicking Area, Divide Fossicking Area, Reward Fossicking Area, Glenalva Fossicking Area, Snake Range, Withersfield, Willows Fossicking Area, Willows, Anakie Range, Zamia Range, Days Crossing and Kanoloo.
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.
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