Welcome to the Queensland area of the Australian Towns and Cities section. Please choose a region of Queensland to explore by choosing from a list of towns and cities from further down the page.
Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. located on the northeast of the continent, Queensland is bordered by Northern Territory to the west, South Australia to the southwest and New South Wales to the south. The state was named in honour of Queen Victoria. On 6 June 1859, Queen Victoria signed Letters Patent to form the separate colony of what is now Queensland. Brisbane was appointed as the capital city. On 10 December 1859, a proclamation was read by British author George Bowen, whereby Queensland was formally separated from the state of New South Wales.
The economy of Queensland is diverse, but dominant industries include agriculture, manufacturing, mining, technology and tourism. A number of initiatives by various state governments over recent years have sought to increase the workforce in information technology, sciences and education.
|Photos: (Left) Queensland border sign on the Castlereagh Highway at Hebel, (Right) Border sign on the Mount Lindesay Highway at Mount Lindesay. Images © Michael Greenslade|
Capital City: Brisbane
Regional Towns & Cities :
1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2018
Last updated: 25 Nov 2019 08:55
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