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Skipton

Skipton is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:260.624 km2
  • Elevation:279 m
  • Population:586
  • Local Government Area:Corangamite Shire Council

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Skiptonis a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia.The town is situated on the Glenelg Highway 166 kilometres west of the state capital, Melbourne and 52 kilometres south west of the regional centre, Ballarat. Skipton is in the Shire of Corangamite LGA and is on the banks of Mount Emu Creek. At the 2016 census, Skipton had a population of 586, considerably less than the population of 927 at the 2011 census. Skipton is named after Skipton, in Yorkshire, England and is known as "the home of the platypus". # History Skipton was first established in 1839 as a pastoral run and a town site was surveyed in 1852. The town was settled some years later, with a local Post Office opening on the 6th of March 1858. The town held the first agricultural show in the Western District in 1859. Skipton once had a Magistrates' Court, but it closed on the 1st of January 1983. # Weather # Things to do

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