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Galga
South Australia
Population 17 (2016 census)
Established 10 February 1916 (town)
11 November 1999 (locality)
Postcode(s) 5308
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Location
  • 127 km (79 mi) E of Adelaide
  • 44 km (27 mi) N of Karoonda
  • 62 km (39 mi) SW of Loxton
LGA(s)
  • District Council of Karoonda East Murray
  • District Council of Loxton Waikerie
Region Murray and Mallee
County Albert
State electorate(s)
  • Chaffey
  • Hammond
Federal Division(s) Barker
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.6 °C
74 °F
8.7 °C
48 °F
271.1 mm
10.7 in
Localities around Galga:
Bakara Well Maggea Mercunda
Bakara Well
Bakara
Galga Mercunda
Copeville Copeville Copeville
Footnotes Adjoining localities

Galga is a settlement in the northern Murray Mallee region of South Australia. The town of Galga was surveyed in 1915 after the Waikerie railway line from Karoonda to Waikerie was opened in 1914. The line was shortened to Galga in 1990, and closed completely in 1994. There is a small bulk grain silo at Galga, but it is no longer regularly used. Galga has an active Country Fire Service brigade with one fire truck.

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Galga had a population of 17 people.

Galga is located within the federal division of Barker, the state electoral districts of Chaffey and Hammond, and the local government areas of the District Council of Karoonda East Murray and the District Council of Loxton Waikerie.

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