Marla, South Australia

Marla
South Australia
Marla is located in South Australia
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Marla
Population: 72 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode: 5724
Elevation: 323 m (1,060 ft)
Location:
LGA: Outback Areas Community Development Trust
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
28.7 °C
84 °F
13.6 °C
56 °F
208.3 mm
8.2 in

Marla (27°18′S 133°37′E / 27.3°S 133.617°E / -27.3; 133.617) is a small town on the Stuart highway in north-western South Australia. It is located near the Ghan railway line. At the 2006 census, Marla had a population of 72.[1]

Marla is accessible by train. The Ghan, run by Great Southern Railway between Adelaide and Darwin arrives twice weekly in each direction.

Marla's population is about 70 people and is a service town. The township centres around the Marla Travellers Rest service station which comprises a supermarket, pub, motel, caravan park, pool and workshop. It is situated east of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands and is a main service for these lands. There is a police station located at Marla which is a base for police officers working on these lands.

The Ghan
Chandler

(to Darwin)

Marla Manguri
Coober Pedy

(to Adelaide)

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