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Fingal
Tasmania
Fingal Aerial.jpg
Aerial photo from south east. South Esk River visible.
Population 405 (2016 census)
 • Density 79.6/km2 (206/sq mi)
Established 1827
Postcode(s) 7214
Elevation 232 m (761 ft)
Area 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Break O'Day Council
Region North-east
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons
Localities around Fingal:
Mangana Mathinna St Marys
Rossarden Fingal St Marys
Avoca Royal George Royal George

Fingal is a rural locality in the local government area (LGA) of Break O'Day in the North-east LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 56 kilometres (35 mi) south-west of the town of St Helens. The 2016 census provides a population of 405 for the state suburb of Fingal.

IT is a small town in Fingal Valley in the north-east of Tasmania.

History

The Fingal area was surveyed in 1824 by Roderic O'Connor and John Helder Wedge, and is believed to have been named after Fingal's Cave in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland rather than Fingal in Ireland. The town of Fingal came into existence in 1827 as a convict station, and experienced a boom when Van Diemen's Land's first payable gold was discovered in nearby Mangana.

Fingal Post Office opened on 1 June 1832.

Road infrastructure

Route A4 (Esk Main Road) runs through from south-west to north-east.

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