Korong Vale, Victoria

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Korong Vale
Victoria
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Main street
Korong Vale is located in Shire of Loddon
Korong Vale
Korong Vale
Coordinates 36°21′0″S 143°42′0″E / 36.35000°S 143.70000°E / -36.35000; 143.70000Coordinates: 36°21′0″S 143°42′0″E / 36.35000°S 143.70000°E / -36.35000; 143.70000
Population 248 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3520
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Loddon
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal Division(s) Murray

Korong Vale is a town in north western Victoria. The town is in the Shire of Loddon, 232 kilometres (144 mi) north west of the state capital of Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Korong Vale had a population of 248.[1]

Korongvale Post Office opened on 17 May 1879 and was renamed Korong Vale around 1945.[2]

Korong Vale - as the junction of the Kulwin and Robinvale railway lines - was a major railway town for many years and much of the population was made up of railway staff and their families. The local railway station also had a locomotive depot and railway yard. In 2009 the only rail infrastructure remaining was a single crossing loop and a single point for the junction for the lines to Kulwin and Robinvale.

Golfers play at the course of the Korong Vale Golf Club.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Korong Vale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Golf Select, Korong Vale, retrieved 2009-05-11