Taplan, South Australia

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Taplan
South Australia
Taplan is located in South Australia
Taplan
Taplan
Coordinates 34°32′S 140°52′E / 34.533°S 140.867°E / -34.533; 140.867Coordinates: 34°32′S 140°52′E / 34.533°S 140.867°E / -34.533; 140.867
Postcode(s) 5333
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Location 260 km (162 mi) east of Adelaide
LGA(s) District Council of Loxton Waikerie
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Taplan:
Bugle Hut Taldra
Woodleigh Taplan Murray-Sunset
Paruna Meribah

Taplan (postcode 5333) is a town in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia near the border with Victoria. Taplan is an aboriginal word meaning grass tree. The town was laid out by Henry George in 1914.[1] The railway from Adelaide to Paringa was laid past the site of the future township in 1913, 183.25 miles (294.91 km) by rail from Adelaide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Placename Details: Taplan". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 23 April 2008. SA0026537. Retrieved 3 April 2016.