Towns in Australia

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Tangambalanga VIC


Postcode: 3691

Tangambalanga, or “Tangam” as it is known to locals, is a small town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia. It is located approximately 20 kilometres south-east of the regional centre of Wodonga, in the Kiewa Valley, and five kilometers from the Hume Weir. The residential district located near the intersection with the Kiewa Valley Highway is known as “Kiewa”, with Tangambalanga proper beginning on the other side of the small valley flood plain.

The town has a population of 406 persons (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2001 census).

The town’s name is derived from the Aboriginal Pallangaganmiddah Tribe’s word (Tan-gam-bool-am) for the white clawed lobster: Murray crayfish.

Situated in the rolling hills of the valley, the town exists around the dairy and cheese factory of the Murray-Goulburn dairy cooperative, which processes milk for the fresh milk market, as well as butter and cheese. The town also contains a primary school,a child care centre the Kiewa Valley Primary School, a general store, and a pub. Most shopping is done in Albury-Wodonga, and many residents commute to the larger centre for work.