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The Latrobe Valley is nestled between the Strzelecki Ranges and the Great Dividing Range in Victoria, Australia. Consisting of several cities, townships and farming communities, it is most famous for its abundant resources of brown coal, which are mined and fed to the local power stations that service the entire state of Victoria.
Major cities include Traralgon, Morwell and Moe. Smaller towns are Newborough , Yallourn North (The original Yallourn being relocated due to the Open Cut Coal Mine), Churchill (site of the local campus of Monash University) and Boolarra .
The main city of the Latrobe City Council is Traralgon, and the main hospital is an amalgamation of three local hospitals (Moe, Morwell and Traralgon), and is located on the Princes Highway between Morwell and Traralgon.
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