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Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is the fifth largest town in the Northern Territory and it is located on the Stuart Highway, just south of the intersection with the western terminus of the Barkly Highway. The postcode of Tennant Creek is 0860.

Tennant Creek is approximately 1,000 kilometres south of the territory capital, Darwin, and 500 kilometres north of Alice Springs. The town is named after a nearby watercourse of the same name. Tennant Creek has a population of approximately 3,000, of which approximately 50% identify themselves as indigenous. Tennant Creek is near well-known attractions including the Devils Marbles, Lake Tingkarli, Battery Hill Mining Centre and the Nyinkka Nyunyu Culture Centre and is the hub of the sprawling Barkly Tableland, that covers more than 240,000 square kilometres.