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Humpty Doo is a small town in Australia's Northern Territory, situated just south of the Arnhem Highway, approximately 40 km from Darwin. At the, Humpty Doo had a population of 4,380 people. Its local government area is Litchfield Municipality. The town is a popular stopping point for tourists travelling between Darwin and Kakadu National Park, and boasts many attractions of its own. The main industries are agriculture and tourism; however, most residents commute to Darwin or Palmerston for work, and many regard it as a dormitory town.It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names. The locality of Humpty Doo is named after the station originally called "Umpity Doo"; however, origins of the name are uncertain. Four derivations have been suggested: from "the Army slang term "umpty" used in 1917 for the dash when reading Morse code" (however, the station name was in use in 1910)from a colloquialism to describe "everything done wrong or upside down"the place was known as "Umdidu", an English language corruption of an Aboriginal term which meant a popular resting placefrom the translation of aboriginal English that described the area as being the location of "humpy two", as in, two humpiesTo personalize your trip to Humpty Doo, create itinerary details specific to you using our Australia trip planner.
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