Gilgandra - NSW

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  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -31.71173 148.66252
DMS: 31º 42' 42.22" S 148º 39' 45.08" E
UTM: 55 J 6490315mN 657533mE
Altitude: 286.78m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

337kms NorthWest of Sydney - Driving 439 km (5 hours 26 mins)
397.75kms North of Canberra - Driving 463 km (5 hours 16 mins)
631.93kms SouthWest of Brisbane - Driving 787 km (8 hours 28 mins)

Address & Contact

15 Warren Rd
Gilgandra NSW 2827
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Information

Gilgandra is a medium sized country town of approximately 3000 people on the Castlereagh River in central west New South Wales. The town is situated at the junction of the Newell, Oxley and Castlereagh Highways, between Dubbo and Coonabarabran. Gilgandra derives its name from the language of the Wiradjuri people who are thought to have inhabited the area prior to white settlement. It has been said to mean ‘long waterhole’.

Gilgandra is a service centre to a mixed farming area focused primarily on cropping, sheep and cattle. Other farming activities focus on: pigs, poultry, aquaculture, ostriches, emus, deer, olives, buffaloes and eucalypt plantations.

Gilgandra's annual celebrations include the Coo-ee Festival which is held over the October long weekend. There is also an Easter Vintage Farm Rally and an agricultural show in May. The feature film, 'No Worries' (1992) was produced in Gilgandra.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Dubbo at 05/09:30am EST
Distance from Gilgandra 57.14km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
6.5°C3.7°C72%1.8°C1019.0hPa0.0mmNW6km/hr
3knots
9km/hr
5knots

Closest Climatic Station

Dubbo Airport Aws
Distance from Gilgandra 57.14km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.431.828.724.619.916.315.417.421.124.628.331.0
Mean Min. °C18.217.714.310.16.44.33.13.36.19.213.615.7
Mean Rain mm53.048.455.231.842.847.541.237.741.746.968.758.8

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