Bacchus Marsh, Victoria

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Bacchus Marsh
Bacchus Marsh Main St 002.JPG
Main St, Bacchus Marsh
Bacchus Marsh is located in Shire of Moorabool
Bacchus Marsh
Bacchus Marsh
Coordinates37°40′30″S 144°26′20″E / 37.67500°S 144.43889°E / -37.67500; 144.43889Coordinates: 37°40′30″S 144°26′20″E / 37.67500°S 144.43889°E / -37.67500; 144.43889
  • 20,345 (2016 Census, Urban Area)[1]
  • 6,394 (2016, state suburb)[2]
 • Density103.642/km2 (268.43/sq mi)
Elevation118 m (387 ft)
Area196.3 km2 (75.8 sq mi)
LGA(s)Shire of Moorabool
State electorate(s)Melton
Federal Division(s)Ballarat
Localities around Bacchus Marsh:
Pentland Hills Darley Merrimu
Pentland Hills Bacchus Marsh Hopetoun Park
Maddingley Maddingley Parwan

Bacchus Marsh is a large town in Victoria, Australia. It is about 50 kilometres (30 mi) north west of the state capital Melbourne. The population of the Bacchus Marsh was 20,345[1] at the 2016 Census. It is the largest town in the local government area of Shire of Moorabool.

The area became known for its fruit and vegetable farms. In recent years it has become a commuter town for people working in Melbourne.[3][4]

Bacchus Marsh was named after one of its original inhabitants, Captain William Henry Bacchus. It is located beside two rivers — the Lerderderg and Werribee.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bacchus Marsh (Significant Urban Area)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 December 2018. Edit this at Wikidata CC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bacchus Marsh (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. Gray, Darren; Rood, David (2008-05-08). "Sleepy Bacchus Marsh tipped for a new honour in rural boom". The Age. Melbourne.