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Queensland
alt text for flag alt text for coat of arms
Flag Coat o airms
Slogan or elk-nameThe Sunshine State
Motto(s)Audax at Fidelis
(Bold but Faithful)
Map o Australie wi Queensland hielichtit
Ither Australie states an territories
Coordinates20°S 143°E / 20°S 143°E / -20; 143
Caipital ceetyBrisbane
DemonymQueenslander,
Banana Bender (colloquial)
GovrenmentConstitutional monarchy
 • GovrenorPaul de Jersey
 • PremierAnnastacia Palaszczuk (ALP)
Australie state 
 • Sel-govrenin colony6 Juin 1859
 • Stateheid1901
 • Australie Act3 Mairch 1986
Aurie 
 • Total1,852,642 km² (2nt)
715,309 sq mi
 • Laund1,730,620 km²
668,196 sq mi
 • Watter121,991 km² (6.58%)
47,101 sq mi
Population
(Mairch 2016)[1]
 
 • Population4,827,000 (3rd)
 • Densitie2.79/km² (5t)
7.2 /sq mi
Elevation 
 • Heichest pointMount Bartle Frere
1,622 m (5,322 ft)
Gross state product
(2014–15)
 
 • 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 seats30/150
 • Senate seats12/76
Abbreviations 
 • PostalQLD
 • ISO 3166-2AU-QLD
Emblems 
 • FloralCooktown orchid
(Dendrobium phalaenopsis)[3]
 • AinimalKoala
(Phascolarctos cinereus)
 • BirdBrolga (Grus rubicunda)
 • FishBarrier Reef anemonefish
(Amphiprion akindynos)
 • Mineral or gemstaneSapphire
 • ColoursMaroon[4]
Wabsteidwww.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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