Place:Nimmitabel, New South Wales, Australia


Coordinates36.517°S 149.267°E
Located inNew South Wales, Australia
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Nimmitabel is a small town in the Monaro region in southeast New South Wales, Australia, in the Cooma-Monaro Shire local government area. At the 2006 census, Nimmitabel had a population of 237.[1]

The town is south of Cooma and west of Bega. Nimmitabel is on a stretch of highway shared between the Snowy Mountains Highway (HWY B72) and the Monaro Highway (HWY B23).

It is on the southern end of the Great Dividing Range, at the west of the Monaro Range, and lies west of the Wadbilliga National Park.

Nimmitabel means "the place where many waters start or divide" in the local Aboriginal language. Many various spellings were adopted for the town, including: Nimmitybelle, Nimithybale, Nimitybell, Nimity Belle and Nimmitabel.

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