Description

Yass is a town in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in Yass Valley Council. The name appears to have been derived from an Aboriginal word, "Yarrh" (or "Yharr"), said to mean 'running water'. Yass is located 280 km south-west of Sydney, on the Hume Highway. The Yass River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River, flows past the town. Yass is 59 km from Canberra.

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  • Population: 6,506
  • State electorate(s): Goulburn
  • Federal Division(s): Eden-Monaro
  • Established (yr): 1837
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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