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.
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|• Density||2.893849/km2 (7.495034/sq mi)|
|Area||80,041.5 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. The region has a population of 231,628 and covers 80,041.5 km2 (30,904.2 sq mi).