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Aerial photo from south east. South Esk River visible.
|Population||405 (2016 census)|
|• Density||79.6/km2 (206/sq mi)|
|Elevation||232 m (761 ft)|
|Area||4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Break O'Day Council|
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.
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.
Route A4 (Esk Main Road) runs through from south-west to north-east.
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