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The Hume is an
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rural region located in the north-eastern part of
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. Comprising an area in excess of with a population that ranges from (in 2011) to (in 2012), the Hume region includes the
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City of Wodonga The City of Wodonga is a Local government areas of Victoria, local government area in the Hume (region), Hume region of Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of and in June ...
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City of Greater Shepparton The City of Greater Shepparton is a Local government areas of Victoria, local government area in the Hume (region), Hume region of Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of and, ...
, Shire of Indigo, Shire of Mansfield, Shire of Strathbogie, Shire of Towong and the Rural City of Wangaratta, and also includes five unincorporated areas encompassing the alpine ski resorts in the region. The Hume region is located along the two major interstate transport corridors – the Hume Highway#Victoria, Hume corridor and the Goulburn Valley Highway, Goulburn Valley corridor. The region comprises four distinct and inter-connected sub-regions or districts: Upper Hume, Central Hume, Goulburn Valley, and Lower Hume. The regional cities and centres of , Shepparton and (supported by ) function as a network of regional hubs that service their own distinct sub-regions. The region is bounded by the Victorian Alps in the south and east, the New South Wales border defined by the Murray River in the north, the Loddon Mallee (Victoria), Mallee region in the west and the Melbourne, Greater Melbourne northern, western, and eastern metropolitan and Gippsland regions to the south.


Administration


Political representation

For the purposes of Elections in Australia, Australian federal elections for the Australian House of Representatives, House of Representatives, the Hume region is contained within all or part of the electoral divisions of Division of Bendigo, Bendigo, Division of Indi, Indi, Division of McEwen, McEwen, and Division of Murray, Murray. For the purposes of Victorian elections for the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, Legislative Assembly, the Hume region is contained within all or part of the electoral districts of Electoral district of Benambra, Benambra, Electoral district of Eildon, Eildon, Electoral district of Euroa, Euroa, Electoral district of Ovens Valley, Ovens Valley, and Electoral district of Shepparton, Shepparton.


Local government areas

The region contains twelve
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and five unincorporated areas of Victoria, which are:


Environmental protection

The Hume region contains many protected areas such as Barmah National Park, Barmah, Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park, Burrowa-Pine Mountain and Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, Chiltern-Mt Pilot national parks; and the Winton Wetlands restoration site.


See also

* Geography of Victoria * Regions of Victoria


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References


External links

* * * {{Victoria Hume (region), Regions of Victoria (Australia)