Gold Coast, Queensland

city in Queensland, Australia

The Gold Coast (Minjungbal: Kurrungal) is the name given to a 57-kilometre long stretch of coast in the south east corner of Queensland, Australia.[4] At the south end is the town of Coolangatta on the border with New South Wales. The north end of the Gold Coast is at Beenleigh and includes South Stradbroke Island. It also includes the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. The Gold Coast is famous for its surf beaches which include Coolangatta, Currumbin, Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Miami, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Main Beach.[5] The Gold Coast City is the sixth largest city in Australia with a population of more than 515,000 people (2010).[6] It has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa in the Koeppen climate classification). Summers are hot and wet; winters are warm with moderate rainfall. It is a very popular place for holidays and has its own international airport. Many people go there for the beaches and to visit the theme parks which include Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld, Seaworld and Wet and Wild.

Gold Coast
Gold Coast skyline from Surfers Paradise beach
Gold Coast is located in Queensland
Gold Coast
Gold Coast
Coordinates28°01′0″S 153°24′0″E / 28.01667°S 153.40000°E / -28.01667; 153.40000
Population640,778 (2021)[1][2] (6th)
 • Density972/km2 (2,520/sq mi)
Area1,334 km2 (515.1 sq mi)[1]
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location66 km (41 mi) SSE of Brisbane[3]
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
25.4 °C
78 °F
17.3 °C
63 °F
1,252.9 mm
49.3 in

A lot of houses on the Gold Coast are built in canal estates with over 260 kilometers of canals.[6] Q1 is the tallest residential building in the world. Including the spire it reaches 322.5 metres above the street.[6]

References change

  1. "Gold Coast". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 29 June 2022. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  2. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Significant Urban Area, 2008 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Archived from the original on 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  3. "Great Circle Distance between Gold Coast and Brisbane". Geoscience Australia. March 2004. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016.
  4. "Gold Coast City Council - About Gold Coast". Archived from the original on 7 January 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  5. "Gold Coast City Council - Gold Coast Region map". Archived from the original on 27 February 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Gold Coast City Council - Facts and figures". Archived from the original on 27 February 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.