Denman, New South Wales

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Denman
New South Wales
Denman is located in New South Wales
Denman
Denman
Coordinates 32°23′S 150°41′E / 32.383°S 150.683°E / -32.383; 150.683Coordinates: 32°23′S 150°41′E / 32.383°S 150.683°E / -32.383; 150.683
Population 1,801 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2328
Elevation 107 m (351 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Muswellbrook Shire
State electorate(s) Upper Hunter
Federal Division(s) Hunter

Denman is a small rural town in New South Wales, Australia, in Muswellbrook Shire. The town is located on the Golden Highway in the Upper Hunter Region, about 250 kilometres (160 mi) north of Sydney. At the 2011 census, Denman had a population of 1,801 people.[1]

Denman is situated on the Hunter River near the Wollemi National Park. The main rural industries in the Denman region are wine grape growing, horse breeding and farming. Annually, Denman holds the "Food and Wine Affair" on the first Saturday of May.

Denman also is situated near Mount Rombo, a hill that has an unusual geometric shape causing to look like it has a perfectly flat top if it is viewed from Mangoola Road, a road that branches off the Golden Highway.

About 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of Denman, in the Goulburn River National Park, is Mount Dangar, with an elevation of 670 metres (2,200 ft) AHD . It was sighted in 1824 by surveyor Henry Dangar who named it Mt Cupola (for its domed shape). It was renamed by explorer Allan Cunningham, who became the first European to climb it the following year. Mount Dangar is a good place for walks, offering exceptional views of the area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Denman (State Suburbs)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Denman, New South Wales". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 

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