Kambah is the northernmost suburb in the district of Tuggeranong, Canberra.
Kambah is the northernmost suburb in the district of Tuggeranong, Canberra.It is located just south of Mount Taylor in the Canberra Nature Park. It is located north of the suburbs of Greenway and Wanniassa. It is bounded by Sulwood Drive to the north and Athllon Drive to the south-east.
Kambah was not designed according to the 'neighbourhood' philosophy guiding the design of other Canberra suburbs and is the largest suburb in Canberra with an area of 1130 ha.The suburb name was gazetted on 22 March 1973, and it was first settled in 1974 and consists predominantly of detached single-storey suburban houses.It was the first suburb in the satellite city of Tuggeranong. Kambah was named after the Kambah Homestead which was originally located in the Tuggeranong district. The name Kambah derives from Ngambri, the name of the clan that originally lived in the area before European occupation.The same word is the origin for the name Canberra. Streets in Kambah are named after Interstate pioneers, except for the Gleneagles estate, where they are named after Australian golfers and golf courses.
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Population: 10,001 - 100,000
Time zone: UTC +11:00
Area: 11.336 km2
Elevation: 501 to 1000 metres
Town elevation: 610 m
Population number: 14,900
Local Government Area: Unincorporated ACT