North Queensland

North Queensland or the Northern Region is the northern part of the Australian state of Queensland that lies just south of Far North Queensland. Queensland is a massive state, larger than many countries, and its tropical northern part has been historically remote and undeveloped, resulting in a distinctive regional character and identity.

North Queensland
Queensland
Queensland's regions
Population231,628 (2011)[1]
 • Density2.893849/km2 (7.495034/sq mi)
Area80,041.5 km2 (30,904.2 sq mi)
LGA(s)Burdekin, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook, Mackay, Palm Island, Townsville
State electorate(s)Whitsunday, Burdekin, Hinchinbrook, Mackay
Federal Division(s)Dawson, Kennedy

Townsville is the largest urban centre in North Queensland, leading it to be regarded as an unofficial capital.[2] The region has a population of 231,628 and covers 80,041.5 km2 (30,904.2 sq mi).[1]