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Murray River, overlooking Chowilla floodplain from Headings Cliffs, South Australia.JPG
Chowilla as viewed from Headings Cliff on the opposite side of the Murray River.
Chowilla is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Population 0 (2016 census)
Established 26 April 2013<
Postcode(s) 5341
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
  • 250 km (155 mi) NE of Adelaide
  • 40 km (25 mi) NE of Renmark
LGA(s) Pastoral Unincorporated Area
Region Murray and Mallee
County Hamley
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
25.0 °C
77 °F
9.7 °C
49 °F
242.5 mm
9.5 in
Localities around Chowilla:
Danggali Danggali New South Wales
Calperum Station Chowilla New South Wales
Murtho Murtho
Footnotes Adjoining localities

Chowilla is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia, located on the northern side of the Murray River about 250 kilometres (160 miles) to the north-east of the capital city of Adelaide and about 40 kilometres (25 miles) to the north-east of the town of Renmark, and which is bounded by the border with New South Wales in the east.

The locality was established on 26 April 2013 in respect to “the long established local name.”

The land use within Chowilla is concerned with the following protected areas, the Chowilla Game Reserve and the Chowilla Regional Reserve which have fully occupied its extent since its establishment in 2013.

There are three historic sites within Chowilla which have been listed on the South Australian Heritage Register: the Lunatic Bridge, including nearby remnant posts from the New South Wales-South Australia telegraph line and Littra House, both near Lake Littra, and Todd's Obelisk, near the New South Wales border.

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Chowilla had a population of zero.

Chowilla is located within the federal Division of Barker, the state electoral district of Chaffey, the Pastoral Unincorporated Area of South Australia and the state's Murray and Mallee region.

See also

  • Riverland Biosphere Reserve
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