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Cairns
Queensland
Cairns-copperlode.JPG
View o Cairns frae Lake Morris wi the Yarrabah peninsulae in the backgrund
Cairns is located in Queensland
Cairns
Cairns
Population: 150,920(2010)[1] (14th)
Densitie: 250.9/km² (649.8/sq mi) [2]
Established: 1876
Coordinates: 16°55′32″S 145°46′31″E / 16.92556°S 145.77528°E / -16.92556; 145.77528Coordinates: 16°55′32″S 145°46′31″E / 16.92556°S 145.77528°E / -16.92556; 145.77528
Aurie: 488.1 km² (188.5 sq mi) [3]
Time zone: AEST (UTC+10)
Location:
  • 1707 km (1,061 mi) NW of Brisbane
  • 2420 km (1,504 mi) NNW of Sydney
LGA: Cairns Region
Coonty: Nares
State electorate: Cairns, Barron River, Mulgrave
Federal Diveesion: Leichhardt
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfaw
29.0 °C
84 °F
20.8 °C
69 °F
2,020.4 mm
79.5 in

Cairns (play /ˈkɛərnz/, locally [ˈkeːnz])[4] is a regional ceety in Far North Queensland, Australie, foondit 1876. The ceety wis namit efter William Cairns, then-current Govrenor o Queensland. It wis formit tae serve miners heidin for the Hodgkinson River gowdfield, but experiencit a decline when an easier route wis discovered frae Port Douglas. It later developit intae a railheid an major port for exportin sugar cane, gowd an ither metals, minerals an agricultural products frae surroondin coastal auries an the Atherton Tableland region. As o 2010, the population is approximately 150,920.[1][5]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  2. Template:Census 2006 AUS
  3. "National Regional Profile : Cairns City Part A (Statistical Subdivision)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 20 November 2006. Retrieved 26 November 2007. 
  4. Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3
  5. Jenkin, Carenda (1 July 2010). "Cairns' five-year growth soars". The Cairns Post. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  6. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/region/sister-cities

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