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Map of Phillip Island, Victoria
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Phillip Island (Boonwurrung: Corriong or Millowl) is an island about 140 km (87 mi) south-southeast of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The island is named after Arthur Phillip, the first governor of New South Wales, by explorer and seaman George Bass. As of the 2016 census, 10,387 people live on the island.

Phillip Island is 26 km (16 mi) long and 9 km (5.6 mi) wide, with an area of about 100 km2 (40 sq mi). It has 97 km (60 mi) of coastline and is part of the Bass Coast Shire.

A 640 m (2,100 ft) concrete bridge (formerly a wooden bridge) connects the mainland town San Remo with the island town Newhaven.

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