Echuca's main landmark,
its historic wharf on the Murray River
|Population||12,906 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||96 m (315 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Campaspe|
|State electorate(s)||Murray Plains|
Echuca (// ə-CHOO-kə) is a city on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. On the other bank of the Murray is the New South Wales town of Moama. Echuca is the administrative centre and largest town in the Shire of Campaspe. In 2011 there were 13,708 people living in Echuca.
Echuca is an Aboriginal word meaning "Meeting of the Waters". Echuca is close to the junction of the Goulburn, Campaspe and Murray Rivers. It is the closest point of the Murray to Melbourne. This meant it developed as a river port during the 19th century.
References[change | change source]
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Echuca - Moama (Echuca Part)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3
- "Where our community names were derived from". Official website. Shire of Campaspe. Retrieved 2007-11-14.