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Murrumbidgee River

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The Murrumbidgee at Gundagai
Origin Australian Alps at
35°39′47″S 149°08′00″E / 35.66306°S 149.1333333°E / -35.66306; 149.1333333[1]
Mouth joins with the Murray River
Length 1,400 km (870 mi)
Source elevation 1,600 m (5,200 ft)
Basin area 80,000 km2 (31,000 sq mi)
The Murrumbidgee is a major tributary of the Murray River

The Murrumbidgee River is a big river in New South Wales, Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory. It joins in with the Murray River. The word Murrumbidgee is from the Wiradjuri language (Indigenous Australian) and means "big water", "track goes down here" or "very good place".[2] There are many large towns built next to the river, Gundagai, Wagga Wagga, Narrandera, Hay and Balranald.