Vincentia, New South Wales

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Vincentia
New South Wales
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A boat on Collingwood beach.
Vincentia is located in New South Wales
Vincentia
Vincentia
Coordinates 35°04′36″S 150°40′25″E / 35.07667°S 150.67361°E / -35.07667; 150.67361Coordinates: 35°04′36″S 150°40′25″E / 35.07667°S 150.67361°E / -35.07667; 150.67361
Population 3,290 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2540
LGA(s) City of Shoalhaven
Region South Coast
County St Vincent
Parish Bherwerre
State electorate(s) South Coast
Federal Division(s) Gilmore
Localities around Vincentia:
Huskisson Huskisson Tasman Sea
Worrowing Heights Vincentia Tasman Sea
Old Erowal Bay Erowal Bay Hyams Beach

Vincentia is a town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven, on the shores of Jervis Bay. It is roughly 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Nowra, and approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) south of Sydney. At the 2016 census, the population of Vincentia was 3,290.[1]

Vincentia was originally known as "The Old Township" or "South Huskisson". In 1952 it was renamed Vincentia (after St Vincent County, which was named after John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent) by developer Henry Halloran.[2] John Jervis was created Earl of St Vincent as a result of his victory at the battle of Cape St Vincent. Jervis Bay was also named after him.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Vincentia (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Shoalhaven Family Local and Cultural History Fair NSW". Retrieved 2014-08-16.