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Name Derivation: Named after the Aboriginal word meaning 'resting place'.
Area and Location Description: The Division of Kooyong is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 52 sq km stretching from Kew and Hawthorn in the west to Balwyn and Canterbury in the east, and from Balwyn North in the north to Hawthorn East and Camberwell in the south. Kooyong suburbs include Balwyn, Balwyn North, Camberwell, Canterbury, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East and Surrey Hills (part).
Kooyong contains a number of Melbourne landmarks including the Yarra River, beautiful parks and gardens and important architectural examples chronicling the history of Melbourne. It also possesses one of the highest concentrations of schools anywhere in the country.
Products/Industries of the Area: Predominantly residential with a number of major retail shopping strips.
First Proclaimed/Election: 1900/1901.
Demographic Rating: Inner Metropolitan