Maryborough, Queensland

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Maryborough is located in Queensland
Coordinates25°32′15″S 152°42′07″E / 25.5375°S 152.7019°E / -25.5375; 152.7019Coordinates: 25°32′15″S 152°42′07″E / 25.5375°S 152.7019°E / -25.5375; 152.7019
Population27,846 (2015)
 • Density163.13/km2 (422.5/sq mi)
Elevation11.0 m (36 ft)
Area170.7 km2 (65.9 sq mi)[1] (2011 urban)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
LGA(s)Fraser Coast Region
State electorate(s)Maryborough
Federal Division(s)Wide Bay
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
26.9 °C
80 °F
15.3 °C
60 °F
1,155.6 mm
45.5 in
Localities around Maryborough:
Aldershot St Helens Island Plantation
Maryborough West Maryborough Walkers Point
Tinana Bidwill Granville

Maryborough is a city in south east Queensland, Australia. It is built on the banks of the Mary River. It is on the Bruce Highway about 255 km (158 mi) north of Brisbane. In 2006 there were 25,705 people living in the city and the nearby area.[2]

Maryborough was first settled in 1847 which makes it one the oldest towns in Queensland. The city was named after the Mary River.[3] The river was named after Lady Mary FitzRoy, wife of the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2011 Census Community Profiles: Maryborough". ABS Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Maryborough (C) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Reed, A. W. (1973). Place names of Australia. French's Forest: Reed Books Pty.Ltd. p. 148. ISBN 0730100510.