Place:Bingara, New South Wales, Australia

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NameBingara
TypeTown
Coordinates29.85°S 150.633°E
Located inNew South Wales, Australia
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Bingara (Aboriginal for 'creek') is a small town on the Gwydir River in Murchison County in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. In 2006, Bingara had a population of 1,207 people.[1] and is currently the Administrative centre for the Gwydir Shire that was created in 2003. It has a culturally homogeneous population as residents are mostly of Anglo-Celtic background. Only 4.7% of the population is born overseas and 2.4% is of Indigenous background. It is a popular site for retirement and hence has an old population, with 49.9% aged 55 years and over. Bingara's socioeconomic status is comparatively lower than that of Australia. Bingara is one of the few places in Australia where diamonds have been found. The Gwydir River being a main highlight of the town is a main catchment of the Murray-Darling System.

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