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Gold Coast,

city (2016 pop. 555,721), 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 amalgamated 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 (2016 pop. 1,131,156, Greater Brisbane 2016 pop. 2,270,800), 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 boundaries now 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 (2015 est. pop. 27,583,000), 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.
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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.

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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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However, Mungara said he is ready to silence his critics with a blistering performance in Gold Coast."I have competed in marathon for over a decade now and people will talk," said Mungara.
The Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay is set to be the longest in Commonwealth Games history, covering 230,000 km through 71 countries.
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