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Gold Coast,

city (1991 pop. 256,275), Queensland, E Australia, on the Pacific Ocean. The city, a major resort, stretches for many miles along the coast and extends into New South Wales. In 1994, Queensland decided to amalgamate the city with Albert Shire to create one of three new "super cities." The amalgamation made Gold Coast the second largest municipality in Australia after BrisbaneBrisbane
, city (1991 pop. 1,145,537), capital of Queensland, E Australia, on the Brisbane River above its mouth on Moreton Bay. Brisbane is Australia's third largest city and an administrative, commercial, industrial, and cultural center.
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. Its new boundaries extend south to Coolangatta on the border with New South Wales, west to Mt. Tamborine in the remote interior, and north to Beenleigh on the edge of Brisbane.

Gold Coast:

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officially Republic of Ghana, republic (2005 est. pop. 21,030,000), 92,099 sq mi (238,536 sq km), W Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital and largest city is Accra.
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, republic.

Gold Coast


(1) The littoral of the Gulf of Guinea, in Ghana. It extends from the mouth of the Volta River in the east to the mouth of the Tano River in the west. The coastline is regular and lacks natural harbors. The western part is covered by damp equatorial forest; the eastern part, by shrub savanna. The name Gold Coast originated with the Portuguese in the 15th century because of the gold deposits discovered there.

(2) The name of a former British colony in West Africa (formed in the 19th century). In 1957 the state of Ghana was formed from the consolidation of the Gold Coast and Togo, a British trust territory.

Gold Coast

1. the former name (until 1957) of Ghana
2. a line of resort towns and beaches in E Australia, extending for over 30 km (20 miles) along the SE coast of Queensland and the NE coast of New South Wales
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As we saw last weekend at Cazaly's Stadium in Cairns, with the inaugural Gold Coast Suns and Richmond Tigers premiership match for the region, Queenslanders are right behind their AFL.
Metricon Stadium was jointly funded by the Queensland Government, Commonwealth Government, Gold Coast City Council and the AFL and is a multipurpose facility that currently seats 25,000 spectators and will be capable of being extended to 40,000 seats in the future.
Gold Coast Bank president Joseph Perri warned that more recently established--or denovo--banks will run into capital issues and be forced to merge.
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