Port Pirie

Port Pirie is a city in the Australian state of South Australia, and is located about 220 km north- west of Adelaide on Pirie River, which flows 8 km west of the Spencer Gulf.

Port Pirie was founded in 1845 and today has about 17 000 inhabitants. In the city, the Port Pirie Smelter, the largest lead smelter in the world is. It handles lead and other ores from the mines of Broken Hill.

The Port of Port Pirie is the second largest port in South Australia. Port Pirie is also the starting point in the Flinders Ranges.

The city is also the seat of the Diocese of Port Pirie the Roman Catholic Church, which encompasses most of South Australia.