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Townsville,city (1991 pop. 186,757), NE Queensland, Australia, on Cleveland Bay. It is a major port. Wool, hides, meat, copper, and sugar are the chief exports. Copper and sugar refining, meat and fish packing and freezing, and cement making are other industries. Within easy reach of the Great Barrier ReefGreat Barrier Reef,
largest complex of coral reef in the world, c.1,250 mi (2,000 km) long, in the Coral Sea, forming a natural breakwater for the coast of Queensland, NE Australia.
..... Click the link for more information. , it is an important tourist center. Townsville was founded in 1864; the neighboring city of Thuringowa was amalgamated with Townsville in 2008. James Cook Univ. (1970) is located there.
a city and port on the eastern coast of Australia, in the state of Queensland. Population, 76,500 (1973). Industry includes plants for the processing of meat, milk, fruit, and sugar. There are also copper-smelting, cement, and chemical plants. The city has a plant for the production of aluminum oxide that has a capacity of 2 million tons a year. Townsville exports concentrates, metals, meat, sugar, hides, and wool.