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Menangle - Razorback

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Menangle - Razorback is 2,352, with a population density of 0.29 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Menangle - Razorback is bounded by the localities of Mount Hunter and Cawdor, Remembrance Driveway and the locality of Camden Park in the north, the Nepean River in the east, the locality of Douglas Park and the Nepean River in the south, and the locality of Picton in the west.

Name origin

Menangle is named from an Aboriginal word meaning 'a place of swamps and lagoons'. Razorback is named after the mountain range, which was named after a wild pig species.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Menangle - Razorback is a mainly rural area, with an urban centre in Menangle. Rural land is used mainly for hobby farms and orchards.

Major features

Major features of the area include Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Razorback Range, Razorback Lookout and Dean McGrath Park.