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South Australia
Cooltong is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Population 317 (2011 census)
Established 1 March 1951 (town)
16 March 2000 (locality)
Postcode(s) 5341
LGA(s) Renmark Paringa Council
Region Murray and Mallee
County Hamley
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Cooltong:
Calperum Station
Calperum Station Cooltong Chaffey
Monash Renmark West Renmark North

Cooltong is a town and locality in the Australian state of South Australia. At the 2011 census, Cooltong had a population of 317.

The name Cooltong is derived from a local Aboriginal name meaning "lizard place", and had been in use in the area for many decades before the town was established. The town of Cooltong was surveyed in 1949. Much of the land was granted as soldier settlement blocks after World War II, and is irrigated and planted with grapevines, citrus or other fruit trees.

The Cooltong Conservation Park is southwest of the town.

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