Yass, New South Wales
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Yass (/jæs/) is a town in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. The name appears to have been derived from an Aboriginal word, "Yarrh" (or "Yharr"), said to mean 'running water'.
Town in New South Wales, Australia
New South Wales
|Population||6,506 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||505 m (1,657 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Yass Valley Council|
Yass is located 280 km south-west of Sydney, on the Hume Highway. The Yass River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River, flows through the town. Yass is 59 km from Canberra; lying at an elevation of 505 m AMSL.
Yass has a historic main street, with well-preserved 19th-century verandah post pubs (mostly converted to other uses). It is popular with tourists, some from Canberra and others taking a break from the Hume Highway.