Gympie Town Hall, 2015
|• Density||300.29/km2 (777.7/sq mi)|
|Area||69.3 km2 (26.8 sq mi) (2011 urban)|
|Location||160 km (99 mi) from Brisbane|
|Federal Division(s)||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. Gympie is named after the Aboriginal words Gympie Gympie or Gimpi Gimpi, meaning the stinging tree. The town was first called Nashville, after James Nash who found gold there in 1867. In 1868 it became Gympie.
References[change | change source]
- "2011 Census Community Profiles: Gympie". ABS Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
- "Statistical Local Areas: Gympie". 2011 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- Reed, A. W. (1973). Place names of Australia. French's Forest: Reed Books Pty.Ltd. p. 112. ISBN 0730100510.