Verdun, South Australia

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Verdun
South Australia
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Onkaparinga Valley Road at Verdun
Verdun is located in South Australia
Verdun
Verdun
Coordinates 35°00′0″S 138°47′0″E / 35.00000°S 138.78333°E / -35.00000; 138.78333Coordinates: 35°00′0″S 138°47′0″E / 35.00000°S 138.78333°E / -35.00000; 138.78333
Population 662 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5245
LGA(s) Adelaide Hills Council
State electorate(s) Kavel
Federal Division(s) Mayo

Verdun is a small town in the Adelaide Hills, Australia, on the road from Hahndorf to Balhannah. At the 2011 Australian Census the town recorded a population of 662.[1]

Verdun is approximately 4 km from Hahndorf and 5 km from Bridgewater. There is one school, one pub and a licensed café/restaurant situated in the building previously occupied by a service station and general store..

Verdun originally had the German name Grunthal,[2] after being named by the Prussian settlers who established the town. The town was renamed in 1917 after one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War, the Battle of Verdun.

The Hills Christian Community School opened in February 1983 at the site of the former Verdun Primary School.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Verdun (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Changing Of German Place Names In Australia". Year Book Australia, 1926. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "About HCCS". The Hills Christian Community School. Retrieved 7 July 2013.