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Fun facts about Queensland – here’s to getting your mind blown!

Have you ever wished you knew every bit of information without missing out on the least so you could make your travel decisions knowing all your options? Well, we have been there too and hence this list of fun facts about Queensland- everything you need to know about this remarkable destination.


The area that is Queensland

Spread over an area of 1,727,000 square kilometres, Queensland happens to be the second-largest state in Australia, the largest of all being Western Australia. Would you believe us if we said that it is roughly five times the size of Japan or seven times the size of Great Britain and more than twice the size of Texas?


World Natural Heritage Sites galore!

Queensland is home to five out of eleven of Australia's World Natural Heritage areas which include the Scenic Rim National Parks, Fraser Island, Riversleigh Fossil Fields, the Wet Tropics and last but not least, the Great Barrier Reef. In addition to these beloved, yet quite mainstream attractions of Queensland, there are plenty more places to pay a visit to. The fact that Queensland's accommodation front is far beyond perfect with a variety of options to suit travellers of all sorts, for instance, the existence of brands such as Oaks Middlemount- one of the best among many Middlemount service apartments, means that convenience of travellers is simply at its best.


Queensland's population

Evidently, Queensland is home to more than 4 million people in total, of which more than half reside outside the greater metropolitan area of Brisbane. This is a large proportion when compared to other Australian states.


The Origin of the Queenslanders

Over the duration of the 19th century, many people from Britain itself and Europe have moved to and settled down comfortably in Queensland although as of recent the trend seems to be moving towards the South-East Asian region. That being said, statistics show that more than one-third of Queenslanders are either migrants themselves or children of migrants.


Sunshine is the deal!

Queensland on average gets between eight and nine hours of sunshine on the daily. If that doesn't put a smile on your face, we don't know what will!


Queensland's wildlife

This vivacious state of Queensland is notoriously famous for more than 100 different native vertebrates being found to live here, of which, most are unique to the region.


Ever heard of Qantas?

Did you know that the International Airline 'Qantas' (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) was founded in the year 1920, in Longreach, Queensland?


If you thought Queensland was huge, wait till you hear about its parks!

True enough, the size of Queensland is freakishly much for a state but imagine how green the region could be with roughly 6.5 hectares of it being covered in roughly 200 different National Parks!


A win for the Queens of Queensland (and all over the world)!

Women were granted the right to vote for the very first time at the Queensland state election in the year of 1907, May 18th.