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Korumburra is a town in the Australian state of victoria. It is located on the south Gippsland highway, 120 kilometres (75 mi) south-east of Melbourne, in the south Gippsland shire local government area. At the 2016 census, Korumburra had an urban population of 3,639. Surrounded by rolling green hills, the town is 227 metres (745 ft) above the sea level of coastal Inverloch, about 28 km (17 mi) away. Korumburra is known as the "Heritage centre of south gippsland". It is the home of coal creek community park and museum. This village depicts life in the area over the period from the 1870s to 1920s, as the town rapidly expanded following the discovery of a coal seam. The outdoor museum covers 12 hectares of bushland, including 60 exhibits. These include the giant earthworm, national bank, anzac exhibit, mining exhibits, dairy exhibit at the boston carriageworks and railway museum. A tramway runs on weekends around the lower end of the park encompassing an old-time farm and bush oval. Many local organisations use the park and environs and special events are held during the year. Other town attractions include the Olympic pool (open November–march), a two-court basketball stadium and art gallery. The town's main industries include dairy and beef. The region is home to the world's largest earthworms. The town is also home to Burra Foods, a dairy company. The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Bena has an Australian rules football team competing in the Alberton football league. The town has a soccer team, the Korumburra city soccer club, competing in the south Gippsland soccer league.

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  • Population: 3,639
  • State electorate(s): Gippsland South
  • Federal Division(s): Monash
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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