Cooktown, Queensland

town in Queensland, Australia

Cooktown is the northernmost town on the east coast of Australia. In 2006, there were 2093 people living in the town. It is at the mouth of the Endeavour River, on Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland. Cooktown is named after the English explorer, Captain James Cook, and the Endeavour River is named after his ship, the Endeavour.

View of Cooktown from Grassy Hill
Cooktown is located in Queensland
Coordinates15°28′8.5″S 145°15′5.5″E / 15.469028°S 145.251528°E / -15.469028; 145.251528
Population2,631 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation6.0 m (20 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Cook
State electorate(s)Cook
Federal division(s)Leichhardt
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
31.5 °C
89 °F
24.3 °C
76 °F
1,809.7 mm
71.2 in
Localities around Cooktown:
Starcke Starcke Hopevale
Lakefield Cooktown Coral Sea
Laura Lakeland Rossville

Its population of 2000 doubles each June as the community re-enact Cook’s historic landing, complete with replica ship, cannon fire and period costume.[2]

References change

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cooktown (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 January 2018.  
  2. Erin O'Dwyer, ''Cooktown: Place of endeavour ', Australian Geographic Archived 2010-05-28 at the Wayback Machine, AG Online, accessed online August 7, 2010

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