Cooranga, Queensland

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Cooranga
Queensland
Cooranga North Presbyterian Church 002.JPG
Cooranga North Presbyterian Church, 2017
Cooranga is located in Queensland
Cooranga
Cooranga
Coordinates26°48′01″S 151°19′19″E / 26.8002°S 151.3219°E / -26.8002; 151.3219Coordinates: 26°48′01″S 151°19′19″E / 26.8002°S 151.3219°E / -26.8002; 151.3219
Population133 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.3281/km2 (0.850/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4408
Area405.4 km2 (156.5 sq mi)
LGA(s)Western Downs Region
State electorate(s)Callide
Federal Division(s)Maranoa
Suburbs around Cooranga:
Jandowae Diamondy Boyneside
Jimbour West Cooranga Bunya Mountains
Jimbour East Bell Bunya Mountains

Cooranga is a locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Cooranga had a population of 133 people.[1]

History[edit]

The locality was named and bounded on 14 September 2001, having been previously the unbounded locality of Cooranga North. The name Cooranga comes from a pastoral run name, which was probably taken from a creek name, reportedly a Kabi language word meaning war spear.[2]

Community groups[edit]

Cooranga North Memorial Hall, 2017

The Cooranga North branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the Cooranga North Memorial Hall at 41 Cooranga North Niagara Road.[3]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Cooranga. The nearest primary schools are in Bell, Jandowae, and Jimbour. The nearest secondary schools are in Bell and Jandowae but these provide schooling only to Year 10. For Years 11 and 12, the nearest secondary school is Dalby State High School.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cooranga (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Cooranga - locality in Western Downs Region (entry 47685)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 December 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cooranga, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons