Murgon, Queensland

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Murgon
Queensland
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Murgon from the air, 1938
Population: 2,496[1]
Postcode: 4605
Location: 270 km (168 mi) northwest of Brisbane
Federal Division: Wide Bay

Murgon is a town in Queensland, Australia. It is about 270 km (168 mi) northwest of Brisbane. It is a farming area with beef cattle, dairy farms and vineyards.[2] The town is named after an Aboriginal word for "water lily".[3] In 2011 there were 2,496 people living in Murgon.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Murgon". 2011 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/SSC31191?opendocument&navpos=220.
  2. "Murgon". about-australia.com. 2013 [last update]. http://www.about-australia.com/destinations/murgon/. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  3. Reed, A. W. (1973). Place names of Australia. French's Forest: Reed Books Pty.Ltd.. pp. 158. ISBN 0730100510 .