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Forbes is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the Newell Highway between Parkes and West Wyalong. At the 2016 census, Forbes had a population of 8,432. Forbes is probably named after Sir Francis Forbes, first Chief Justice of NSW.

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  • Population: 8,432
  • State electorate(s): Orange
  • Federal Division(s): Riverina
  • Established (yr): 1861
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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