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Whereis > SA > Baroota

Map of Baroota, SA 5495

Baroota is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the east coast of Spencer Gulf about 230 kilometres (140 mi) north of the state capital of Adelaide and about 29 kilometres (18 mi) north-east of the city of Port Pirie.

Baroota originally started as a private sub-division in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Baroota. Its boundaries were created for the “long established name” in 1997. Its name is reported as being derived from “an early pastoral lease which derived the name either from the local Aboriginal tribe or a corruption of the Aboriginal word "nilbaroota" meaning reedy place for animals or animal food.”

The locality occupies land extending from the coastline with Spencer Gulf in the west to the western side of the Flinders Ranges in the east. The Augusta Highway and Adelaide-Port Augusta railway line both pass through the locality in a north-south direction. The southern end of the Black Range section of the Mount Remarkable National Park extends into the locality from the north-east. The Baroota Reservoir is located on the Baroota Creek in the east of the locality.

The land use within the locality is divided between agriculture and conservation of land associated with both the coastline in the west and the water catchment for the Baroota Reservoir in the locality’s east.

Baroota is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Stuart and the local government area of the District Council of Mount Remarkable.
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