Ramco, South Australia

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South Australia
Institute, built in 1927
Ramco is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°10′19″S 139°55′5″E / 34.17194°S 139.91806°E / -34.17194; 139.91806Coordinates: 34°10′19″S 139°55′5″E / 34.17194°S 139.91806°E / -34.17194; 139.91806
Population 168 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5322
LGA(s) District Council of Loxton Waikerie
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker

Ramco is a town in the Riverland region of South Australia 170 kilometres (110 mi) north-east of the state capital, Adelaide and 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) west of Waikerie. At the 2006 census, Ramco had a population of 168.[1]

Ramco has a post office, a Lutheran church, a town hall and a school, Ramco Primary School. The current town was surveyed in 1940[2] however there was an earlier village settlement by the same name in the same area, settled in 1894.

The name Ramco is derived from an Aboriginal word "Bogorampko", a mythical tribe supposed to be superior to all natives.[2]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ramco (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Placename Details: Ramco". Property Location Browser. Land Services Group, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. 29 October 2012. SA0000316. Retrieved 29 January 2015.