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Katoomba, New South Wales
Katoomba is the chief town of the in , , and the administrative headquarters of Blue Mountains City Council. Katoomba is situated on the west of and south-east of . is on the . Katoomba is a base for bush and nature walks in the surrounding . At the , Katoomba had a population of 7,964 people. Etymology Kedumba or Katta-toon-bah is an Aboriginal term for "shining falling water" or "water tumbling over hill" and takes its name from a waterfall that drops into the below the Harrys Amphitheatre escarpment. Previously, the site was known as William's Chimney and Collett's Swamp. In 1874 the locality was named The Crushers after the name of the railway station that served a nearby quarry. The name Katoomba was adopted in 1877 and the town achieved municipality status in 1889. History For thousands of years, the Blue Mountains were home to Aboriginal peoples, particularly the Gundungurra and Darug tribes. They knew the area known as ''kedumba'', meaning ''shiny, falling wat ...
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A city is a large .Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Penguin.Kuper, A. and Kuper, J., eds (1996) ''The Social Science Encyclopedia''. 2nd edition. London: Routledge. It can be defined as a permanent and settled place with administratively defined boundaries whose members work primarily on non-agricultural tasks. Cities generally have extensive systems for , , , , , , and . Their density facilitates interaction between people, and , sometimes benefiting different parties in the process, such as improving efficiency of goods and service distribution. Historically, city-dwellers have been a small proportion of humanity overall, but following two centuries of unprecedented and rapid , more than half of the now lives in cities, which has had profound consequences for global sustainability. Present-day cities usually form the core of larger s and s—creating numerous s traveling towards s for employment, entertainment, and education. However, ...
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