/kəˈtumbə/ (say kuh'toohmbuh)

the administrative and commercial centre of the Blue Mountains, NSW; tourism.
The Katoomba district lies in territory traditionally inhabited by the Dharug people. A tree here was marked by one of the expedition which first crossed the Blue Mountains in 1813. Coal was discovered in the area in 1841, and kerosene shale in Kanimbla valley around 1870. Katoomba township grew around the railway station, which opened in 1876. The coalmine operated from 1879 to 1920; there was also mining of kerosene shale from 1885. The area's crisp air and spectacular scenery made it a popular resort in the early 1900s, with a rapid proliferation of hotels and guesthouses between 1910 and 1930. Tourism, especially by day-trippers from Sydney, remains important. Katoomba is the largest settlement in the mountains and is the administrative centre for the City of the Blue Mountains.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Katoomba — Staat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Katoomba — La Lovel Street à Katoomba Administration Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Katoomba — ▪ New South Wales, Australia       town, east central New South Wales, Australia. It lies in the Blue Mountains at an elevation of 3,337 feet (1,017 metres).       First known as The Crushers after a local stone quarry, it was renamed Katoomba,… …   Universalium

  • Katoomba — Original name in latin Katoomba Name in other language Katoomba State code AU Continent/City Australia/Sydney longitude 33.71977 latitude 150.30739 altitude 991 Population 18593 Date 2012 02 16 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Katoomba Christian Convention — (KCC) is an interdenominational ministry providing Bible preaching catering to evangelical Christians.Conventions are held in the KCC s 3000 seat convention centre at Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Australia. The first Katoomba… …   Wikipedia

  • Katoomba Mountain Lodge — (Катумба,Австралия) Категория отеля: 2,5 звезд Адрес: 31 Lurline Street, 2780 Катумба …   Каталог отелей

  • Katoomba Town Centre Motel — (Катумба,Австралия) Категория отеля: 3,5 звезд Адрес: 224 Katoomba Street …   Каталог отелей

  • Katoomba Townhouses — (Катумба,Австралия) Категория отеля: Адрес …   Каталог отелей

  • Katoomba, New South Wales — Infobox Australian Place | type = town name = Katoomba state = nsw |thumb|250px caption = Busy Katoomba Street during the Winter Magic Festival 2005 lga = City of Blue Mountains postcode = 2780 est = 1879 pop = 9102 elevation= 1017 maxtemp = 16.7 …   Wikipedia

  • Katoomba railway station, New South Wales — Cityrail Station alt|station name=Katoomba| servicearea=Blue Mountains Line|servicearea color=#Blue Mountains line colour|servicearea textcolor=black code=KTO|town=Katoomba|street=Goldsmith Pl|distance=109.94|altitude=?|traintype=Intercity… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

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

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.