Morwell, Victoria

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Morwell
Victoria
Morwell.jpg
Corner of Hazelwood and Commercial Roads, Morwell
Morwell is located in City of Latrobe
Morwell
Morwell
Location in City of Latrobe
Coordinates 38°14′S 146°24′E / 38.233°S 146.400°E / -38.233; 146.400Coordinates: 38°14′S 146°24′E / 38.233°S 146.400°E / -38.233; 146.400
Population 13,771 (2016 census)[1]
Established 1870s
Postcode(s) 3840
Elevation 80 m (262 ft)
Location 149 km (93 mi) from Melbourne 59km (36mi) from Leongatha
LGA(s) City of Latrobe
State electorate(s) Morwell
Federal Division(s) Gippsland
Localities around Morwell:
Yallourn North Yallourn North Traralgon
Boolarra Morwell Hazelwood North
Yinnar Churchill Hazelwood North

Morwell is a city in Gippsland, east of Victoria. Morwell is in the Latrobe Valley. The Latrobe Valley has a lot of brown coal which is burned to make electricity in power stations. It is also the centre for the City of Latrobe. The name Morwell is believed to have come from the Australian aboriginal Gunnai language meaning "people who live in the swamp".[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Morwell (State Suburn)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017-11-04. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Local Government History Morwell Historical Society.