Torres Strait Islands

archipelago north of Australia

The Torres Strait Islands are a group of at least 274 small islands. Most of the islands are part of the state of Queensland, Australia. A small number are part of Papua New Guinea. The islands are in the Torres Strait. The indigenous people of the islands are Torres Strait Islanders. In 2011, the population was 4,248.[1] The island with the most people is Thursday Island.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Torres Strait Islands". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 March 2016.