Coolup, Western Australia

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Coolup
Western Australia
Coolup garage gnangarra.jpg
Coolup Garage
Population 362 (2011 Census)[1]
Established 1899
Postcode(s) 6214
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Murray
State electorate(s) Murray-Wellington
Federal Division(s) Canning

Coolup is a small town in the Peel region of Western Australia. The town is situated just off the South Western Highway and close to the Murray River.

The area was first settled in 1886 and the townsite was gazetted in 1899. The towns name is Indigenous Australian in origin and is thought to mean the place of the wild turkey.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Coolup (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2008-10-05. 

Coordinates: 32°44′0″S 115°52′0″E / 32.73333°S 115.86667°E / -32.73333; 115.86667