Shepparton

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Shepparton
Victoria
Shepparton cow parade.jpg
Shepparton CBD, communications tower and "Mooving Art" display from Monash Park
Shepparton is located in Victoria
Shepparton
Shepparton
Location in Victoria
Coordinates36°23′S 145°24′E / 36.383°S 145.400°E / -36.383; 145.400Coordinates: 36°23′S 145°24′E / 36.383°S 145.400°E / -36.383; 145.400
Population50,198 (2016) (29th)
 • Density201.68/km2 (522.3/sq mi)
Established24 September 1860 (1860-09-24)
Gazetted28 September 1860
Area248.9 km2 (96.1 sq mi)[1] (2011 urban)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
Location
LGA(s)City of Greater Shepparton
CountyMoira
State electorate(s)Shepparton
Federal Division(s)Murray
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.4 °C
72 °F
8.6 °C
47 °F
441.6 mm
17.4 in

Shepparton (/ˈʃɛpərtən/)[2] is a city on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in the north east of Victoria, Australia. It is about 181 kilometres (112 mi) north-east of Melbourne. In 2006 there were 27,707 living in the city.

Shepparton began as a sheep station and river crossing. It later became an important railway town. Today it is an agricultural and manufacturing city. It is at the centre of the Goulburn Valley irrigation system, one of the largest centres of irrigation in Australia. It is a major regional service city and is the civic administration centre for the City of Greater Shepparton. The Greater Shepparton area includes the towns of Tatura, Merrigum, Mooroopna, Murchison, Dookie, and Grahamvale.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2011 Census Community Profiles: Shepparton Mooroopna". ABS Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3