Queensland

Description

Queensland (locally KWEENZ-land, is a state situated in northeastern Australia, and is the second-largest and third-most populous Australian state. It is a federated state and a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, and is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, separating the Australian mainland from Papua New Guinea. With an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi), Queensland is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, and is larger than all but 15 countries. Due to its size, Queensland's geographical features and climates are diverse, including tropical rainforests, rivers, coral reefs, mountain ranges and sandy beaches in its tropical and sub-tropical coastal regions, as well as deserts and savanna in the semi-arid and desert climactic regions of its interior.
Queensland has a population of over 5.1 million, concentrated along the coast and particularly in South East Queensland. The capital and largest city in the state is Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city. Ten of Australia's thirty largest cities are located in Queensland, with the largest outside Brisbane being the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns and Toowoomba. The state's population is multicultural, with 28.9% of inhabitants being immigrants.Queensland was first inhabited by Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon, the first European to land in Australia, explored the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula in 1606. In 1770, James Cook claimed the east coast of Australia for the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1788, Arthur Phillip founded the colony of New South Wales, which included all of what is now Queensland. Queensland was explored in subsequent decades, and the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement was established at Brisbane in 1824 by John Oxley. Queensland was separated from New South Wales on 6 June 1859 (now commemorated as Queensland Day), thereby establishing Queensland as a self-governing Crown colony with responsible government, named in honour of Queen Victoria. Queensland was among the six colonies which became the founding states of Australia with Federation on 1 January 1901. Since the Bjelke-Petersen era of the late 20th century, Queensland has received a high level of internal migration from the other states and territories of Australia and remains a popular destination for interstate migration.
Queensland has the third-largest economy among Australian states, with strengths in mining, agriculture, transportation, international education, insurance and banking. Nicknamed the Sunshine State for its tropical and sub-tropical climates, Great Barrier Reef and numerous beaches, tourism is also important to the state's economy.

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Fraser Island

Gold Coast

Hebel

Dirranbandi

Heron Island

Biggenden

Tiaro

Killarney

Home Hill

Rockhampton

Moreton Island

Toowoomba

Cape Tribulation

Roma

Mount Isa

Walloon

Aramac

Warwick

Longreach

Clermont

Brisbane

South Stradbroke Island

Nambour

Cloncurry

Cairns

Stanthorpe

Mareeba

Normanton

Yelarbon

North Stradbroke Island

Hamilton Island

Maroochydore

Thallon

Texas

Badu Island

Charleville

Charters Towers

Cherbourg

Childers

Chillagoe

Chinchilla

Clifton

Coen

Condamine

Cooktown

Cooroy

Cordalba

Cracow

Croydon

Cunnamulla

Daintree

Dalby

Eidsvold

Ellis Beach

Emerald

Emu Park

Eromanga

Eulo

Flying Fish Point

Gatton

Gayndah

Georgetown

Gladstone

Goomeri

Goondiwindi

Gracemere

Grandchester

Great Palm Island

Gympie

Hay Point

Herberton

Hervey Bay

Howard

Hughenden

Hungerford

Ingham

Inglewood

Innisfail

Ipswich

Jandowae

Jericho

Jimboomba

Jundah

Karumba

Kilcoy

Kilkivan

Kingaroy

Kuranda

Landsborough

Laura

Mackay

Magnetic Island

Malanda

Maleny

Mapoon

Marlborough

Maryborough

Miles

Milman Islet

Minden

Mission Beach

Mitchell

Moranbah

Mossman

Mount Morgan

Mount Tamborine

Moura

Mundubbera

Murgon

Nanango

Narangba

Nerang

Nobby

Oakey

Port Douglas

Prenzlau

Proserpine

Quilpie

Rathdowney

Ravenshoe

Ravenswood

Richmond

Rolleston

Rollingstone

Rosewood

Rossville

Rubyvale

Sapphire

Sarina

Silkwood

Southport

Springbrook

Springsure

St George

Sunday Islet

Surat

Tambo

Tannum Sands

Taroom

Thangool

Thargomindah

The Caves

Theodore

Thulimbah

Tin Can Bay

Tingoora

Tolga

Toogoolawah

Townsville

Tully

Wallangarra

Wallumbilla

Wandoan

Westwood

Whitsunday Island

Windorah

Winton

Wondai

Woombye

Woorabinda

Wooroolin

Wyandra

Yangan

Yarraman

Yeppoon

Yowah

Yuleba

Adavale

Yungaburra

Agnes Water

Airlie Beach

Allora

Alpha

Anakie

Aratula

Atherton

Augathella

Aurukun

Ayr

Babinda

Bamaga

Banana

Barcaldine

Beaudesert

Bedourie

Beerwah

Biloela

Birdsville

Blackall

Blackwater

Boonah

Boulia

Bowen

Boyne Island

Brampton Island

Bribie Island

Buderim

Bundaberg

Burketown

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