Murgon, Queensland

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Murgon
Queensland
Murgon.JPG
The park on the main street of Murgon
Murgon is located in Queensland
Murgon
Murgon
The location of Murgon in Queensland
Coordinates 26°14′0″S 151°57′0″E / 26.23333°S 151.95000°E / -26.23333; 151.95000Coordinates: 26°14′0″S 151°57′0″E / 26.23333°S 151.95000°E / -26.23333; 151.95000
Population 2,092 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4605
Location
LGA(s) South Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Localities around Murgon:
Oakdale
Barlil
Tablelands Manyung
Wheatlands Murgon Moondooner
Ficks Crossing Cherbourg Redgate
Moffatdale

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.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Murgon (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  2. "Murgon". about-australia.com. 2013 [last update]. Retrieved 20 January 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. Reed, A. W. (1973). Place names of Australia. French's Forest: Reed Books Pty.Ltd. p. 158. ISBN 0730100510. 
  4. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Murgon". 2011 Census QuickStats.