Kalka, South Australia

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Kalka Community
South Australia
Kalka Community is located in South Australia
Kalka Community
Kalka Community
Coordinates26°6′45″S 129°9′11″E / 26.11250°S 129.15306°E / -26.11250; 129.15306Coordinates: 26°6′45″S 129°9′11″E / 26.11250°S 129.15306°E / -26.11250; 129.15306
Population114 (2006 census)[1]
Elevation598 m (1,962 ft)
Location700 km (435 mi) by road southwest of Alice Springs
LGA(s)Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
State electorate(s)Giles
Federal Division(s)Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
37.2 °C
99 °F
6.8 °C
44 °F
284.2 mm
11.2 in

Kalka is an Aboriginal community in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia. It is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) by road from Pipalyatjara, at the base of the Tomkinson Ranges. There were 114 people living at Kalka in 2006.[1]

Kalka was originally planned as a service centre for surrounding outstations, but by the early 1990s it had developed into a small permanent community. The town has basic facilities. A truck brings food and supplies to the community every two weeks. There is no school or health clinic at Kalka; both of these services are supplied at nearby Pipalyatjara. There is an unsealed airstrip near to the town.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kalka (Indigenous Location)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 August 2011.

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