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Bumbunga
South Australia
Postcode: 5520
Location: 125 km (78 mi) north of Adelaide
LGA: Wakefield Regional Council
State District: Frome
Federal Division: Grey
Localities around Bumbunga:
Barunga Gap, Bute Snowtown Condowie, Brinkworth
Lochiel, Ninnes Bumbunga Everard Central, Blyth
South Hummocks, Kulpara Nantawarra Mount Templeton, Whitwarta

Bumbunga is a locality in the Mid North of South Australia 125 kilometres (78 mi) north of Adelaide. It lies 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of Lake Bumbunga.

According to anthropologist Norman Tindale the name was derives from parnpangka, the local indigenous (Kaurna) term for 'rain water lake', referring to Lake Bumbunga.

The town administration falls under the control of the Wakefield Regional Council for local governance. Bumbunga lies in the state electoral district of Frome and in the federal electoral division of Grey.

Bumbunga province gates
An east-facing 2006 photograph of an entrance to the former micronation, Province of Bumbunga

The South Australian Government's Atlas of South Australia describes the Bumbunga environmental subregion as being a low-lying (mean altitude 130 metres (430 ft) alluvial plains "with salt lakes and occasional dunes." The atlas further describes the subregion as having "grassland cover used for rotation cereal cultivation and livestock grazing" and "low shrubland used for livestock grazing" on salt lake margins.

The secessionist micronation Province of Bumbunga was located in Bumbunga for approximately a decade in the 1970s and 1980s.

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