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Penong is a small South Australian town on the Nullarbor Plain. It is the last town on the Eyre Highway before Border Village which makes it a popular rest-stop for travellers.
The area surrounding Penong was settled by Europeans in the 19th century, the town being established in 1892 with the arrival of the railway. It is characterised by many windmills, which pump water from the Anjutabie water basin.
The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that the localities of Penong and Bookabie shared a population of 289 people.Penong is the closest town to the Chadinga Conservation Park and Lake MacDonnell, which has rich reserves of salt and gypsum. The town is 20 km north of Cactus Beach, a popular surfing beach. Cactus Beach is on the western side of Point Sinclair, while Port Le Hunte is on the sheltered eastern side, also known as Port Irvine.