Piangil is a small rural township which is the terminus of the railway line 38 km north-west of Swan Hill in north-west Victoria. The township and the river, which are 3 km apart, are separated by the Murray Valley Highway.

The name originated as the Piangil pastoral run, taken up in 1846 by William Coghill. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing a fish (Murray cod).

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