city, east-central New South Wales, Australia, on the western slopes of the Blue Mountains. Founded in 1824 and named after former state auditor-general William Lithgow, it became a municipality in 1889 and a city in 1945; in 1977 it was amalgamated with Blaxland Shire to form the City of Greater Lithgow. It lies at the heart of the western coalfield (although most of the mines in the Lithgow Valley have been worked out), extending from the Grose River valley to Kandos and Ulan. In 1858 this coal was used to power local woolen and flour mills and was also the basis for the founding in the late 19th century of iron- and steel- and copper-refining industries.

      Lithgow's enterprises include the Australian Commonwealth Small Arms Factory (opened in 1912), woolen and flour mills, and the manufacture of textiles and ceramics. The city, linked to Sydney (86 miles [137 km] southeast) by rail and the Great Western Highway, has a technical college and is close to the Zigzag, an unused railroad right-of-way that in the 1970s was partially restored as a tourist attraction. Pop. (2006) local government area, 19,756.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lithgow — ist der Nachname folgender Personen: John Lithgow (* 1945), amerikanischer Schauspieler William Lithgow (Schriftsteller) (1582/83–1645), schottischer Reisender, Buchautor und angeblicher Spion William Lithgow (Richter) (1715–1798), Richter in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lithgow — (spr. lithgo), Stadt in dem britisch austral. Staat Neusüdwales, in den Blauen Bergen und an der Großen Westbahn, hat Kohlengruben, Eisenwerke, Tonwaren und Tuchfabrik und (1901) 5269 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lithgow —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir John Lithgow.  33° 29′ 03″ S 150° 08′ 46″ E / …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lithgow — Original name in latin Lithgow Name in other language Litgou, Lithgow, li si ge, litgou, Литгоу State code AU Continent/City Australia/Sydney longitude 33.48247 latitude 150.13631 altitude 917 Population 11298 Date 2013 06 25 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Lithgow — /ˈlɪθgoʊ/ (say lithgoh) noun a city in NSW west of the Blue Mountains; mining and manufacturing area. {named after William Lithgow, auditor general of NSW} Lithgow lies in territory traditionally inhabited by the Dharug and Wiradjuri peoples.… …  

  • Lithgow — Recorded in a wide range of spellings including Lythgoe, Lithgow, Ligoe, Lygoe, Lithcow and Lethcoe, this ancient surname is Scottish. It is a condensed form of Linlithgow, from the royal burgh of the same spelling situated between Edinburgh and… …   Surnames reference

  • Lithgow — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Lithgow Country and Admin Code AU.02.14870 AU …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Lithgow (New South Wales) — Lithgow Blast Furnace Park, Lithgow Staat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lithgow (surname) — Lithgow is a surname originating from Scottish as a habitational name from Linlithgow, between Edinburgh and Falkirk, which was probably named with British words related to modern Welsh llyn ‘lake’, ‘pool’ + llaith ‘damp’ + cau ‘hollow’.In the… …   Wikipedia

  • Lithgow (disambiguation) — Lithgow is a surname, a placename and has uses derivated from the surname or place.It may refer to:urname* Lithgow (surname)Places*Lithgow, New South Wales, Australian town named for William Lithgow *City of Lithgow, Local Government Area in New… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”