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Nile TAS


Located in the North East area of Tasmania, Nile is in the Northern Midlands local government area, and within the electoral seat of Lyons.

Nile is a rural community in the Northern Midlands in the Central region of Tasmania. It is located about 10 kilometres south-west of Longford.

The town is known for many historic cottages and homesteads, built as early as the 1820s. In addition, the town prides itself on having some unspoilt and scenic country roads. There is also St Peter’s Church built in the 1950s. The church is originally used as a schoolhouse during weekdays and chapel on Sundays. There are also Georgian buildings in the town such as Strathmore, Old Fordon and Kingston.

The Nile is 176 kilometres from the capital city of Hobart and can be reached within two and a half hours of travel time via National Highway 1.

Nile at a glance

Here’s some location info about Nile…

Postcode 7212
Latitude -41.5656174
Longitude 147.661853
Altitude (metres above sea level)

Population of Nile TAS

At the 2021 national census, the population of 7212 (Including Nile) was 1778 people. Out of those, 887 were male and 890 were female.

191 (10.74%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 1469 people were born in Australia. 47 (2.64%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Nile

Here is a map of Nile, Tasmania and surrounds.

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