city in Queensland, Australia
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Cairns (Yidiny: Gimuy) is a city in Queensland, Australia. 120.000 people live there. Cairns is about 1720 km (1,069 miles) north of Brisbane and about 2500km (1,553 miles) from Sydney by road. It is built on the shores of Trinity Bay.

From top down, left to right: panorama view, city centre, sea side and Cairns Esplanade
Cairns is located in Queensland
Coordinates16°55′S 145°47′E / 16.92°S 145.78°E / -16.92; 145.78 (Cairns (town centre))
Population165,000 (2023)[1] (15th)
 • Density648.8/km2 (1,680/sq mi)
Elevation7 m (23 ft)
Area254.3 km2 (98.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Cairns Region
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
29.4 °C
85 °F
21.0 °C
70 °F
1,981.5 mm
78 in

Cairns is an important travel destination for tourists because it has a games arcade at Cairns Central, Public toilets, Zoo's, Casinos, Various Takeaway shops, Pubs, Nightclubs, Movie theatres and Beaches, it is warm all year round and is near many attractions. The Great Barrier Reef is only one-and-a-half hours away by boat. The Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation, about 130km north of Cairns, are popular areas for experiencing a tropical rainforest. It is also a starting point for people wanting to see Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, and the Atherton Tableland.

History change

Captain James Cook named Trinity Bay when he arrived there in his ship HM Bark Endeavour on Trinity Sunday, 1770.[2] The first Europeans to settle arrived in 1876 when gold was found near Cairns. It was named after the Governor of Queensland, Sir William Cairns.[2]

References change

  1. "Regional Population: Population estimates by Significant Urban Area, 2009 to 2019". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 30 March 2021. Retrieved 3 November 2020. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Cairns History". Retrieved 24 January 2011.