North Queensland or the Northern Region is the northern part of the state of Queensland in Australia that lies just south of Far North Queensland. Queensland is a massive state, larger than many countries, and the tropical northern part of it has been historically remote and undeveloped, resulting in a distinctive regional character and identity.
Townsville is the largest urban centre in North Queensland, leading it to be regarded as an unofficial capital. The region has a population of 231,628 and covers 80,041.5 km².
Famous quotes containing the word north:
“Ah, how shall you know the dreary sorrow at the North Gate,
With Li Pos name forgotten,
And we guardsmen fed to the tigers.”
—Li Po (701762)