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Map of Plympton, SA 5038

Plympton is a suburb of the city of Adelaide, South Australia. The name is believed to have been given by Henry Mooringe Boswarva to a private subdivision in the area, naming after his home town in Devon, England. It was accepted as an official name for the suburb in 1944.

The remnants of the North Terrace – Glenelg railway line can be found in Plympton's West Side cycleway.

In 1896 a "plumpton" track was established in the area by the Plympton Coursing Company. The Adelaide Plumpton Coursing Club was formed in 1908, with John Creswell as president, to control dog racing at Plympton. The track and adjacent polo grounds later came to be called "Birkalla", after the nearby railway station, though the name "Plympton Plumpton" lingered on. Prior to WWII Birkalla was the home of the Adelaide Hunt Club's kennels.

Plympton is known for its diverse ethnic composition.

Plympton is in the City of West Torrens local government area, the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of Ashford and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Hindmarsh.

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