Pygery

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Pygery
South Australia
Pygery is located in South Australia
Pygery
Pygery
Coordinates 33°01′0″S 135°25′0″E / 33.01667°S 135.41667°E / -33.01667; 135.41667Coordinates: 33°01′0″S 135°25′0″E / 33.01667°S 135.41667°E / -33.01667; 135.41667
Population 188 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5655
Location
LGA(s) Wudinna District Council
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey

Pygery is a town in South Australia on the Eyre Peninsula and on the Eyre Highway, 569 kilometres (354 mi) north-west of the state capital, Adelaide. The town is part of the Wudinna District Council local government area. The town name is derived from the Aboriginal word paitjariti meaning "fighting place".[2]

At the 2006 census, Pygery and the surrounding area had a population of 188.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Pygery (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Providence - Pygery". Place Names of South Australia. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 7 November 2010.