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alt text for flag alt text for coat of arms
Flag Coat o airms
Slogan or elk-name The Sunshine State
Motto(s) Audax at Fidelis
(Bold but Faithful)
Map o Australie wi Queensland hielichtit
Ither Australie states an territories
Coordinates 20°S 143°E / 20°S 143°E / -20; 143
Caipital ceety Brisbane
Demonym Queenslander,
Banana Bender (colloquial)
Govrenment Constitutional monarchy
 • Govrenor Paul de Jersey
 • Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (ALP)
Australie state  
 • Sel-govrenin colony 6 Juin 1859
 • Stateheid 1901
 • Australie Act 3 Mairch 1986
 • Total 1,852,642 km² (2nt)
715,309 sq mi
 • Laund 1,730,620 km²
668,196 sq mi
 • Watter 121,991 km² (6.58%)
47,101 sq mi
(Mairch 2016)[1]
 • Population 4,827,000 (3rd)
 • Densitie 2.79/km² (5t)
7.2 /sq mi
 • Heichest point Mount Bartle Frere
1,622 m (5,322 ft)
Gross state product
 • Product ($m) $313,889[2] (3rd)
 • Product per caipita $62,498 (5th)
Time zone(s) UTC+10 (AEST)
(does not observe DST)
Federal representation  
 • Hoose seats 30/150
 • Senate seats 12/76
 • Postal QLD
 • ISO 3166-2 AU-QLD
 • Floral Cooktown orchid
(Dendrobium phalaenopsis)[3]
 • Ainimal Koala
(Phascolarctos cinereus)
 • Bird Brolga (Grus rubicunda)
 • Fish Barrier Reef anemonefish
(Amphiprion akindynos)
 • Mineral or gemstane Sapphire
 • Colours Maroon[4]
Wabsteid www.qld.gov.au

Queensland is a state o Australie that occupees the north-eastren section o the mainland continent. It is bordered bi the Northren Territory tae the wast, Sooth Australie tae the sooth-wast an New Sooth Wales tae the sooth. Tae the east, Queensland is bordered bi the Coral Sea an Paceefic Ocean. The state is Australie's seicont lairgest bi aurie, follaein Wastren Australie, an the kintra's third maist populous efter New Sooth Wales an Victoria.

The aurie wis first occupeed bi Indigenous Australians an Torres Strait Islanders, who arrived atween 40,000 an 65,000 years ago, accordin tae various datin methods. Later, Queensland wis made a Breetish Croun Colony that wis separatit frae New Sooth Wales on 6 Juin 1859, a date nou celebratit state-wide as Queensland Day.

The aurie that currently forms the state caipital, Brisbane, wis oreeginally the Moreton Bay penal colony, intendit as a place for recidivist convicts who haed offendit while servin oot thair sentences in New Sooth Wales. The state later encouraged free dounset, an the day Queensland's economy is dominatit bi the agricultural, tourist an naitural resoorce sectors.

The state's population is concentratit in Sooth East Queensland, which includes Brisbane, Logan City, Ipswich, Toowoomba, an the Gold Coast an Sunshine Coast. Ither major regional centres include Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg an Mount Isa.

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  1. "3101.0 – Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2016". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  2. "Gross State Product, 2013-14 Financial Year". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  3. "Floral Emblem of Queensland". AU: ANBG. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  4. "Queensland". Parliament@Work. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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