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Kootingal is a town in New South Wales, Australia in the Tamworth Regional Council area. It is commonly called a satellite suburb of Tamworth because of its closeness and the fact that its residents use Tamworth's services. Founded as an Aboriginal mission, Kootingal traces its name roots to the local Aboriginal Kamilaroi language. At the 2016 census, Kootingal had a population of 2,126 people.
It is an agricultural based town, with lucerne, fruit, vegetable, chicken and egg farms. It is nestled in a small rich alluvial valley in the Moonbi Range, part of the Great Dividing Range. Kootingal is located on the northern bank of a bend in the Cockburn River. Kootingal is located between the villages of Moonbi to the north and Nemingha to the south. It is located 474 km north west of Sydney and 20 km north east of Tamworth on the New England Highway. Kootingal has its garbage collected on a Wednesday, with recycling collection occurring on alternate weeks, an informal survey rated the garbage collection service as 'acceptable' on a likert scale.
Kootingal holds an annual Pumpkin Festival and Outdoor Leisure Show in April at the Kootingal sports ground. There are a variety of stalls and the show is suitable for all ages.