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Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 kilometres north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. Its population sits at around 1,900 people.
The town is often referred to as the opal capital of the world because it is home to a large quantity of precious opals.
Coober Pedy is also known for its unique way of housing. The residents live in "dugouts" which are houses built below the ground due to the scorching day time heat.
The local golf course - mostly played at night with glowing balls, to avoid daytime temperatures - is completely free of grass, and golfers take a small piece of "turf" around to use for teeing off.
Coober Pedy is a gateway to the outback communities of Oodnadatta and William Creek, which are both located on the Oodnadatta Track.
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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy,_South_Australia