Coconut Grove, Northern Territory

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Coconut Grove
DarwinNorthern Territory
Coconut Grove NT.jpg
Population 2,908 (2006)[1]
 • Density 2,080/km2 (5,380/sq mi)
Established 1962
Postcode(s) 0810
Area 1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 8.7 km (5 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s) City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s) Nightcliff
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around Coconut Grove:
Timor Sea Nightcliff Rapid Creek
Timor Sea Coconut Grove Millner
Timor Sea Ludmila Darwin International Airport

Coconut Grove is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia within the local government area of City of Darwin.

History[edit]

Coconut Grove is named for the grove of coconuts on the coastal fringe of the area. Development of Coconut Grove dates back to the pre-war years when it was mainly used for farming, but the suburb primarily grew from the 1960s.

Coconut Grove is a residential and light industrial suburb. Coconut Grove is bounded by Progress Drive in the north, Bagot Road in the east, Totem Road in the south and the Timor Sea foreshore in the west. Most streets in Coconut Grove are named after local Darwin residents, interstate visitors and crew who lost their lives during the shipwreck of the SS Gothenburg off the Queensland coast in 1875.[2]

Coconut Grove is usually associated with the adjacent northern Darwin suburbs of Nightcliff, Millner and Rapid Creek.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Coconut Grove (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  2. ^ NT Government (2007). The Origin of Suburbs, Localities, Towns and Hundreds in the Greater Darwin area (Coconut Grove). Retrieved 1 January 2008.

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Coordinates: 12°23′56″S 130°51′9″E / 12.39889°S 130.85250°E / -12.39889; 130.85250