Place:Walgett, New South Wales, Australia

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NameWalgett
TypeTown
Coordinates30.05°S 148.167°E
Located inNew South Wales, Australia
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Walgett is a town in north-west New South Wales, Australia and the seat of Walgett Shire. It is near the junctions of the Barwon and Namoi rivers and the Kamilaroi and Castlereagh Highways. In 2011, it had a population of 2,267 persons, including 1,003 (44.2%) indigenous persons and 1,927 (85.0%) Australian-born persons.[1] In 2013 it had a population of 2,300 persons.

Walgett takes its name from an Aboriginal word meaning 'the meeting of two rivers'.

The current signage at the outskirts of the town indicates a population of 2,300 (December 2008) and an elevation of 130 metres.

It is a regional hub for wool, wheat and cotton industries. It is the gateway to the New South Wales opal fields. The main crop farmed in the district is wheat, however the drought has caused an increase in the farming of lucerne and other good hay crops.

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