Khancoban, New South Wales


Khancoban, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Khancoban
state = nsw


caption =
lga = Tumbarumba Shire
postcode = 2642
pop = 281
pop_footnotes =
est =
elevation= 337.0
maxtemp = 20.5
mintemp = 7.1
rainfall = 973.1
county = Selwyn
stategov = Albury
fedgov = Eden-Monaro
dist1 = 567
location1= Sydney
dist2 = 453
location2= Melbourne
dist3 = 151
location3= Albury
dist4 = 20
location4= Corryong, Vic.

Khancoban is a small town in Tumbarumba Shire, New South Wales, Australia. The town is located 567 kilometres from the state capital, Sydney and 13 kilometres from the state border with Victoria, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, near the upper reaches of the Murray River. At the 2006 census, Khancoban had a population of 281.Census 2006 AUS
id=UCL143400
name=Khancoban (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)
accessdate=2007-10-25
quick=on
]

The town is a popular launching place for tourists exploring the Snowy Mountains area including Kosciuszko National Park. Khancoban is linked to Jindabyne and Cooma by the Alpine Way, a scenic route that takes travellers past the ski resort of Thredbo. The closest regional centre is Corryong, 20 kilometres to the west in Victoria.

Khancoban was constructed to house workers involved in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Australia's largest engineering project, designed to provide hydro-electric power and water for irrigation to vast areas of the nation. The town is still mainly populated by workers employed by Snowy Hydro Limited working in places such as Murray 1 and Murray 2 Power Stations.

References

External links

* [http://www.tumbashire.nsw.gov.au/ Tumbarumba Shire Council] - Official Site
* [http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/parks.nsf/parkContent/N0018?OpenDocument&ParkKey=N0018&Type=Xo Koscuiszko National Park] - NPWS site
* [http://www.snowymountains.com.au/Khancoban.html Snowy Mountains Tourist Site]
* [http://www.snowyhydro.com.au/ Snowy Hydro Limited] - Official Site


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