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Warramboo (wɔrˑræmˑbʉː) is a locality on Eyre Peninsula in the Australian state of South Australia 334 kilometres (208 mi) north-west of the state capital of Adelaide and about 26 kilometres (16 mi) south-east of the municipal seat of Wudinna. It is 189 kilometres (117 mi) north of Port Lincoln on the Tod Highway and is the north-western terminus of the wheat haulage lines radiating from Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula railway. The railway line was built from 1907–1915 to develop the cereal industry. The grain silos are a distinctive local landmark of the town.

At the 2006 census, Warramboo and the surrounding area had a population of 248. Warramboo has little in the way of services, with no shops or petrol stations. However, the local post office [Post Code; 5650] still services the local community, which is mainly engaged in agriculture.

A public school was erected at Warramboo during early European settlement and remained a source of education for children 5–12 years old from 1920 until its closure in 2002. The town hall was also built in the 1920s. The original wood and iron hall was demolished and a new stone hall built in its place in 1934.The local Australian rules football team (Central Eyre Football Club) was formed from an amalgamation of the Warramboo and Kyancutta Football Clubs in 1986. The Central Eyre Football Club is one of six teams in the Mid West Football League.

The traditional inhabitants of the Warramboo district and much of the South-West region of Eyre Peninsula are the Nawu/Nauo people.

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