Mitchell, Australian Capital Territory

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Mitchell
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Mitchell IBMap-MJC.png
Coordinates 35°13′09″S 149°08′06″E / 35.2192874°S 149.134957°E / -35.2192874; 149.134957Coordinates: 35°13′09″S 149°08′06″E / 35.2192874°S 149.134957°E / -35.2192874; 149.134957
Population 0 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 0.00/km2 (0.00/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2911
Area 7.4 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
District Gungahlin
Territory electorate(s) Yerrabi
Federal Division(s) Fenner
Suburbs around Mitchell:
Franklin Harrison
Mitchell Kenny
Kaleen Lyneham

Mitchell (postcode: 2911) is a light-industrial estate of Canberra, Australia in the district of Gungahlin. Mitchell was named in honour of Major Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, an explorer of inland New South Wales and Surveyor-General of New South Wales. The streets in Mitchell are named after Australian industrialists.[2]

In the 2016 census, Mitchell had no recorded population.[1]

Mitchell viewed from the north

It is commonly believed by Canberra residents that the suburb of Mitchell contains Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) and also Thoroughbred Park (Canberra Racecourse). In fact, these facilities are located in the neighbouring suburb of Lyneham.

Mitchell is one of the two areas in Canberra where brothels may legally operate, along with Fyshwick. Mitchell also has other adult entertainment industry shops and one strip club.[citation needed]

Geology[edit]

Rocks under Mitchell are from the Silurian age. Mitchell is built over calcareous shale of the Canberra Formation. From the south to Crace Hill is green-grey to reddish dacite.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mitchell (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.