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Kal•goor•liekælˈgʊər li(n.)

  1. a city in SW Australia: chief center of gold-mining industry in Australia. 10,087, with suburbs 19,848.

    Category: Geography (places)

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  1. Kalgoorlie(ProperNoun)

    A city in Western Australia.

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  1. Kalgoorlie

    Kalgoorlie, known as Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, and is located 595 kilometres east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway. The town was founded in 1893 during the Yilgarn-Goldfields gold rush, and is located close to the so-called "Golden Mile". As at the 2006 census, it had a population of 28,250, making it the largest urban centre in the Goldfields-Esperance region and the fifth-largest in Western Australia. The name Kalgoorlie is derived from the Wangai word Karlkurla, meaning "place of the silky pears".

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