Gympie, Queensland

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Gympie Court House.jpg
Gympie Court House
Population: 18,602
Location: 160 km (99 mi) north of Brisbane
Federal Division: Wide Bay

Gympie is a town in Queensland, Australia. The city is built on the banks of the Mary River. It is about 160 km (99 mi) north of Brisbane. In 2011 there were 18,602 people living in Gympie.[1] Gympie is named after the Aboriginal words Gympie Gympie or Gimpi Gimpi, meaning the stinging tree.[2] The town was first called Nashville, after James Nash who found gold there in 1867.[2] In 1868 it became Gympie.

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  1. "Statistical Local Areas: Gympie". 2011 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Reed, A. W. (1973). Place names of Australia. French's Forest: Reed Books Pty.Ltd. p. 112. ISBN 0730100510.