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St Arnaud

St Arnaud is a town in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia, 244 kilometres north west of the capital Melbourne.

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  • Area:68.97 km2
  • Elevation:245 m
  • Population:2,193
  • Local Government Area:Northern Grampians Shire Council

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St Arnaudis a town in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia, 244 kilometres north west of the capital Melbourne.It is in the Shire of Northern Grampians local government area. At the 2016 census, St Arnaud had a population of 2,193.It is named after French marshal Jacques Leroy de Saint Arnaud, commander-in-chief of the army of the East. It is one of quite a number of towns, streets etc. named after people and places of the Crimean War. # History St Arnaud is a former gold mining town, situated on the main route between Ballarat and Mildura. The town was settled in the mid-1850s, the post office opening on 1 February 1856. # Weather St Arnaud has a warm temperate climate with Mediterranean characteristics. Summers are usually very warm and dry but thunderstorms can occur. Maximums around 32C are expected with minimums around 15C. Winters are quite frosty most nights but daytime temperatures seem to climb to about 9-14 with varied weather. # Things to do

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