Pingrup, Western Australia

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Pingrup
Western Australia
Pingrup is located in Western Australia
Pingrup
Pingrup
Coordinates 33°32′04″S 118°30′35″E / 33.53444°S 118.50972°E / -33.53444; 118.50972Coordinates: 33°32′04″S 118°30′35″E / 33.53444°S 118.50972°E / -33.53444; 118.50972
Population 276 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1924
Postcode(s) 6343
Elevation 295 m (968 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Kent
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Pingrup is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

The name of the town is Indigenous Australian in origin and was the name of a lake that is close to the townsite.The meaning of the word is unknown. The name first appeared on charts of the area in 1873.

The townsite came into being as a terminus of the Nyabing railway when it was extended into the area in 1923. The townsite was gazetted in 1924.[2]

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Pingrup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – P". Retrieved 11 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 18, 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2013.