Place:Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia


Coordinates30.983°S 150.25°E
Located inNew South Wales, Australia
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Gunnedah is a town and local government area (see Gunnedah Shire) in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 Australia Census the town recorded a population of 7,888.[1] The larger local government area had a population of 12,066.

Gunnedah is located on the Oxley and Kamilaroi Highways providing road links to the state capital Sydney at a distance of and the nearest regional centre Tamworth is . It is also linked to Sydney by rail. The town is served by the daily NSW TrainLink Xplorer service between Sydney and Moree.

The major industry is agriculture, with 80% of the shire area devoted to farming. Gunnedah's primary exports are cotton, coal, beef, lamb and pork, and cereal and oilseed grains. Gunnedah is also home to AgQuip, Australia's largest annual exhibition of agricultural equipment.

It claims the title "Koala Capital of World". A title also claimed by the Port Stephens area north of Newcastle and Port Macquarie, whose local koala population has led to the development of a specialised koala hospital.

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