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Alma farm.jpg
Farmland in Alma
Alma is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Population 75 (2016)
Postcode(s) 5401
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Location 7 km (4 mi) E of Owen
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Alma:
Balaklava Salter Springs Giles Corner
Owen Alma Tarlee
Stockyard Creek Hamley Bridge Stockport

Alma is a small town in South Australia halfway between the Wakefield River, to the north, and River Light to the south. Alma, Alma South and Alma Plains were named for the cadastral Hundred of Alma in which they lie, which was in turn named after the Battle of the Alma, the site of an allied victory in the Crimean War.

Alma is located approximately 74 km from Adelaide and covers an area of 102.786 km2. It has a recorded population of 75 residents.

Notable people

Notable from or who have lived in Alma include:

  • Robert Caldwell, farmer and politician
  • James Gilbert Woolcock, metallurgist, mining consultant, mining engineer
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