Moama is a town in the Riverina district of southern New South Wales, Australia, in the Murray River Council local government area. The town is directly across the Murray River from the larger town of Echuca in the neighbouring state of Victoria, to which it is connected by a bridge. At the 2011 census, Moama had a population of 5,559.
A traveller passing through Moama in mid-1865 described the township thus: “Here are erected a few straggling houses of wood or brick”. By that stage Moama and Echuca were connected by a pontoon bridge, which, though too narrow for drays or coaches, was used for crossing sheep and horses.
Moama retains some impressive historical buildings (circa 1880’s), namely the Moama Court House on Francis Street, the former New South Wales Police Force Sergeants official residence in Chanter Street, and the former Bank of New South Wales adjacent to the railway lines on Meninya Street.
Moama has a semi-arid climate meaning the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not as low as a desert climate. There are different kinds of semi-arid climates, depending on variables such as temperature, and they give rise to different biomes.
Population: 5,559 as of 2016
Elevation: 96 m
Temp mean max: 22.2°c
Temp mean min: 9.3°c
Annual rainfall: 428.4mm
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