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Mobilong is located in South Australia
Coordinates 35°06′00″S 139°16′37″E / 35.100°S 139.277°E / -35.100; 139.277Coordinates: 35°06′00″S 139°16′37″E / 35.100°S 139.277°E / -35.100; 139.277
Postcode(s) 5253
LGA(s) Rural City of Murray Bridge
State electorate(s) Hammond
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Mobilong:
Murray Bridge North Murray Bridge North Toora
Northern Heights Mobilong Riverglades
Murray Bridge Murray Bridge Murray Bridge East
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Mobilong is a suburb of Murray Bridge in South Australia, on the west bank of the Murray River. Its boundaries were formalised in March 2000 to cover a portion of land adjacently north of the Murray Bridge city centre and including the Mobilong Swamp and Murray Bridge Irrigation Area.

Mobilong was the original name for the early settlement of Murray Bridge itself. The present-day locality, however, was specifically named after Mobilong Swamp in 2000. According to South Australian historian Geoffrey Manning, the word Mobilong is a corruption of the Aboriginal term mupulawangk, meaning "soft reed place" as "reeds along the [Murray] river bank were used in the making of coiled baskets." The word appears to have first been used officially in the vicinity to name the cadastral division, the Hundred of Mobilong, in 1860.

Despite its name, the Mobilong Prison is not in the locality of Mobilong, but in the northwestern corner of the locality of Murray Bridge, adjoining Rocky Gully.

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