Description

Kimba is a rural service town on the Eyre Highway at the top of Eyre Peninsula in the Australian state of South Australia. At the 2006 census, Kimba had a population of 636 and it has an annual rainfall of 348 mm. There is 7 metre tall statue of a big galah beside the highway marking halfway between the east and west coasts of Australia. The Gawler Ranges are north of the highway near the town. Kimba is in the District Council of Kimba, the South Australian Legislative Assembly electoral district of Giles and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Grey. The word "Kimba" is derived from the local Aboriginal word for "bushfire", and the District Council of Kimba's emblem reflects this in the form of a burning bush. The town was built on Barngarla lands.

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  • Elevation: 263 m
  • Population: 636
  • State electorate(s): Giles
  • Federal Division(s): Grey
  • Established (yr): 1915
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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