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Tuggeranong is a suburb located in the southern part of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The suburb is situated on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal people, who have been the custodians of this area for tens of thousands of years.

The name "Tuggeranong" comes from the Ngunnawal word "Tuggarah," which means "cold place." This name reflects the fact that Tuggeranong is located in a cooler part of Canberra, with lower temperatures than other parts of the city.

Tuggeranong is a diverse suburb with a population of around 87,000 people. It is home to a range of amenities, including schools, shops, parks, and community facilities. The suburb is also home to the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, which hosts a variety of cultural events and exhibitions throughout the year.

One of the notable landmarks in Tuggeranong is Lake Tuggeranong, a man-made lake that was constructed in the 1980s. The lake provides a recreational space for locals and visitors to enjoy, with facilities for swimming, boating, and fishing. The lake also plays an important role in the local ecosystem, providing a habitat for a range of wildlife species.

Tuggeranong is situated approximately 24 kilometres to the south of the central business district of Canberra. The focal point of the district, Tuggeranong Town Centre overlooks Lake Tuggeranong and the surrounding area encompasses the suburbs of Banks, Bonython, Calwell, Chisholm, Conder, Fadden, Gilmore, Gordon, Gowrie, Greenway, Hume, Isabella Plains, Kambah, Macarthur, Monash, Oxley, Richardson, Theodore, and Wanniassa.

Tuggeranong is one of the five satellite cities that make up the ACT. The other locations include Canberra North and South, Gungahlin, Woden, and Belconnen.

The District of Tuggeranong is one of the original eighteen districts of the Australian Capital Territory and comprises nineteen suburbs and occupies 117 square kilometres (45 sq mi) to the east of the Murrumbidgee River. Located on Lake Tuggeranong, Tuggeranong Town Centre services the southernmost Canberra district of Tuggeranong and is composed of a large two-story mall, the Tuggeranong Hyperdome, as well as a smaller shopping complex, the Homeworld, and many other buildings and shops.

The name Tuggeranong is derived from a Ngunnawal expression meaning 'cold place'.

Tuggeranong is close to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC). If you are travelling North on the Monaro Highway, you will see the suburbs of Tuggeranong on your left. At the first round-about, you encounter on the highway.

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