Named after Lake Corangamite. The name of the lake originated from the Aboriginal word for 'bitter', describing the salt content of the lake.
Corangamite covers an area of 7 724 sq km encasing spectacular coastline, scenic rainforest, magnificent beaches, and rolling plains. The localities of Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Barwon Heads, Colac, Inverleigh, Linton, Lorne, Torquay and Winchelsea and parts of the Greater City of Geelong (Belmont, Grovedale, Highton, Ocean Grove, Portarlington) are located in this division. The division of Corangamite is bordered by the division of Wannon to the west, the division of Ballarat to the north and the division of Corio to the east.
Includes primary production (beef, crops, dairy, fishing, forestry, sheep, horticulture and organic farming), food processing, manufacturing, retail and tourism.
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