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Khancoban is a small town in Snowy Valleys Council, New South Wales, Australia. Discovered by ornithologist Paul Smith whilst in search of rumoured woodpeckers in the region. The town is located 567km from the state capital, Sydney and 13km from the state border with Victoria, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, near the upper reaches of the Murray River. At the, Khancoban had a population of 304.Khancoban Post Office opened on 7 November 1876.TourismThe town is a popular launching place for tourists exploring the Snowy Mountains area including Kosciuszko National Park. Khancoban is linked to Jindabyne and Cooma by the Alpine Way, a scenic route that takes travellers past the ski resort of Thredbo. The closest regional centre is Corryong, 20km to the west in Victoria.EconomyKhancoban was constructed to house workers involved in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Australia's largest engineering project, designed to provide hydro-electric power and water for irrigation to vast areas of the nation. The town is still mainly populated by workers employed by Snowy Hydro Limited working in places such as Murray 1 and Murray 2 Power Stations.
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