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Bethungra
New South Wales
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Population: 414
Postcode: 2590
Elevation: 310 m (1,017 ft)
Location:
LGA: Junee Shire
County: Clarendon
State District: Cootamundra
Federal Division: Riverina

Bethungra is a locality in Junee Shire in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia situated on the Olympic Way about 13 kilometres northeast of Illabo and 24 kilometres southwest of Cootamundra.

Bethungra Post Office opened on 1 December 1875.

Just to the north of the town lies the Bethungra Spiral, a rail spiral built on the Main South railway line to ease the gradients when the line was duplicated between 1941 and 1946. A railway station was located in the town between 1878 and the 1980s, and has now been demolished.

In 1885, an accident occurred near Bethungra when a train derailed at a washed away culvert, killing five persons.

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