Lake Cadibarrawirracanna

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Lake Cadibarrawirracanna
Lake Cadibarrawirracanna is located in South Australia
Lake Cadibarrawirracanna
Lake Cadibarrawirracanna
Location in South Australia
LocationFar North, South Australia
Coordinates28°51′12″S 135°28′47″E / 28.85333°S 135.47972°E / -28.85333; 135.47972Coordinates: 28°51′12″S 135°28′47″E / 28.85333°S 135.47972°E / -28.85333; 135.47972
TypeSalt lake
Basin countriesAustralia
Surface area60 km2 (23 sq mi)[1]

Lake Cadibarrawirracanna is a salt lake located in the Far North region of South Australia. The 60-square-kilometre (23 sq mi)[1] lake is located in the northeastern portion of the Woomera Prohibited Area, east of the Stuart Highway. The nearest settlement is Coober Pedy.

Lake Cadibarrawirracanna, meaning the stars were dancing, is said to be the second longest official place name in Australia. In Arabana it is Kardipirla warrakanha, where kardipirla is stars, warra- is dance, play, -ka is simple past tense, and -nha is a proper noun marker

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  1. ^ a b "Map of Lake Cadibarrawirracanna, SA". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2015.

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