What is Eyre Peninsula?

  • (noun): A peninsula of southern Australia.

Eyre Peninsula

Eyre Peninsula is a triangular peninsula in South Australia. It is bounded on the east by Spencer Gulf, the west by the Great Australian Bight, and the north by the Gawler Ranges. It is named after explorer Edward John Eyre who explored some of it in 1839-1841. The coastline was first explored by Matthew Flinders in 1801-1802. The west coast was also visited by Nicolas Baudin at around the same time.

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List Of Places In South Australia By Population - 25 Largest Urban Centres or Localities By Population
1 Adelaide 1,040,719 Adelaide Plains 2 Mount Gambier 23,494 Limestone Coast 3 Whyalla 21,122 Eyre Peninsula 4 Gawler 20,006 Adelaide Plains 5 Murray Bridge 14,048 Murraylands 6 Crafers-Bridgew ...
Eyre Peninsula Bushfire
... In January 2005, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, was the scene of a devastating bushfire in which nine people were killed and at least 113 injured ... The Eyre Peninsula Bushfire of January 2005 were later called the "Black Tuesday" fires, they resulted in much damage to property and even more damage to local's lives ... A major emergency was declared for the Eyre Peninsula from noon on 12 January until 16 January ...
Eyre Peninsula - Physiography
... The area is also known as the Eyre Coastal Plain, is part of the Eyre Yorke Block bioregion, and is a distinct physiographic section of the larger Eucla Basin province, which ...
Coffin Bay, South Australia
... / 34.617°S 135.467°E / -34.617 135.467,) is a town at the southern extremity of the Eyre Peninsula, which is a wheat growing area of South Australia ... is situated on the western side of the southern tip of Eyre Peninsula about 46 km from Port Lincoln ... Coffin Bay is in the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula local government area, the state electoral district of Flinders and the federal Division of Grey ...
Eyre Peninsula Railway
... The Eyre Peninsula Railway is a 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) railway on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia ...

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