Covering a total land area of 1,852,642 sq.km, The State of Queensland is a large state located in the northeastern part of Australia. Queensland occupies about one-fourth of the total land area of the Australian Continent.
The landscape of Queensland is quite diverse and features coral reefs, islands, tropical rainforests, mountain ranges, sandy beaches, elevated plateaus, flat river plains, arid deserts, and agricultural belts.
As observed on the map, the Great Dividing Range runs parallelly along the state’s eastern coast. Situated in the northeastern part of the state in the Bellenden-Ker Mountain range is Mount Bartle Frere, which rises to an elevation of 1,611m and is the highest point in Queensland. The roughly triangular-shaped Cape York Peninsula forms the northernmost part of Queensland.
The world’s largest coral reef system – the Great Barrier Reef is located off the state’s Coral Sea coastline and runs parallelly between the Fraser Island and the Torres Strait. Some of the world’s largest sand islands are located off the coast of Queensland such as the Fraser, North Stradbroke, and Moreton islands.
Some of the major rivers in the state include Flinders, Fitzroy, Mitchell, Brisbane, and Mary. However, there are no large, natural lakes within Queensland. The lowest point of Queensland is the Pacific Ocean (0m).
The State of Queensland is administratively divided into 322 counties and 5,319 parishes. In addition to this, there are about 77 local government areas in Queensland, which consist of several shires, cities, and towns. Covering a total land area of 1,852,642 sq.km, The State of Queensland is Australia’s 2nd largest State and the 6th largest country subdivision in the world. Located along both sides of the Brisbane River in the state’s southeastern part is Brisbane – the capital, the largest and the most populous city in Queensland. It is Australia’s 3rd most populous city. This port city also serves as an important transport hub.
Queensland is a large state that is located in the northeastern part of Australia. It is geographically positioned in the Southern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Queensland is bordered by the states of New South Wales in the south; South Australia in the south-west and Northern Territory in the west. It is bounded by the Coral Sea and the Pacific Ocean in the east. In the north, the Torres Strait separates Queensland/Australian mainland from the island nation of Papua New Guinea. The Gulf of Carpentaria surrounds the western part of the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland.
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