Queensland is generally located between 10° & 29° S latitude and 138° & 154° E longitude .
|What's the area?|
|Area||1,723,800 km2 ||7,659,861 km2||
World land area 148,940,000 km2 |
World water area 361,132,000 km2 
|Area of islands||6,712 km2||32,163 km2|
|Marine area ||121,994 km2||410,977 km2|
|Geographical centre||22°29'13" S 144° 25' 54" E 17km NW Muttaburra||24°15'00" S 133°25' 00" E  80km SW Alice Springs, NT|
|Largest inland water body||Lake Dalrymple 220 km2||Lake Eyre 9,690 km2||Caspian Sea 370,886 km2|
|Largest island||Fraser Island  1,653 km2||Melville Island  5,786 km2||Greenland   2,166,086 km2|
|Length of coastline ||6,973 km||35,877 km|
|Length of coastline (including islands)||13,347 km||59,736 km||356,000 km |
|Length of land borders||3,339 km||0 km ||251,060 km |
|Longest river||Flinders River 1,004 km||Murray River 2,508 km||Nile River 6,690 km |
|Highest mountain||Bartle Frere (South Peak) 1,622m||Mount Kosciuszko  2,228m||Mount Everest  8,850m|
|Highest town||Ravenshoe 930m||Perisher Valley 1,740m||Wenzhuan, Tibet  5,099m|
|Tallest waterfall||Wallaman Falls 305m||Wallaman Falls 305m||Angel Falls (Kerepakupai Merú), Venezuela  979m|
|Highest recorded temperature||49.5°C Birdsville 1972 ||50.7°C Oodnadatta 1960 ||56.7°C Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California 1922 |
|Highest median annual rainfall||7,950mm Bellenden Ker||7,950mm Bellenden Ker||11,680mm Mt Waialeale, Hawaii |
|Highest rainfall in a year||12,461mm Bellenden Ker 2000||12,461mm Bellenden Ker 2000||26,461mm Cherrapunji, India |
|Highest recorded rainfall in 24 hours||907mm Crohamhurst 3 February 1893||907mm Crohamhurst 3 February 1893||1,825mm Fac Fac, La Reunion Island |
At 2011 Census:
There were 4,332,739 persons usually resident in Queensland – 49.6% were males and 50.4% were females.
There were 21,507,717 persons usually resident in Australia – 49.4% were males and 50.6% were females.
The estimated population of Queensland at end June 2014 was 4,749,651
The estimated population of Australia at 22 September 2014 was 23,606,411
Comparisons (Estimated mid 2014)
Source: Population Reference Bureau
At 11 September 2014, the estimated population of the United States was 318,856,000 and the World was 7,191,298,000 Source: United States Census Bureau
 Source: Department of Natural Resources and Mines
The area of Queensland includes islands and is based on the GEODATA 100K Coastline database, 2004. Albers Equal Area projection was used to calculate areas:
False Easting: 0.000000, False Northing: 0.000000
Central Meridian: 146.000000, Standard Parallel_1: -12.00000,
Standard Parallel_2: -26.00000, Latitude of Origin: 0.000000
The Geoscience area figures are based on the GEODATA 100K Coastline database, 1993. Albers Equal Area projection was used to calculate areas - Standard Parallels: 18 & 36 degrees south and Central Meridian: 132 degrees east on the Australian Spheroid.
The adjacent area of Queensland is determined under the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967. Figures include water area around Torres Strait Islands and reef islands but not Coral Sea Islands.
 Source: The World Factbook
 The marine areas are referred to as coastal waters. This is a belt of water between the territorial sea baseline (usually the low water line along the coast) and a line three nautical miles (5.5kms) seaward of the baseline.
 Australia at 7,659,861km2 is considered to be a continental landmass. However, it is also referred to as the 'The Island Continent'. Antarctica at 14,000,000 km2 is also considered to be a continent.
The length measurement of coastlines is approximate only. It depends on how finely the curves and inlets of the coasts are measured and where the actual coastline is measured (e.g. high water/low water). A coastline is known as a Fractal object. Coastlines are very irregular so as the scale of measurement decreases, the estimated length increases without limit.
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Mauna Kea in Hawaii is the world's tallest mountain from base to peak. Its base is on the sea floor and it rises 10,314 m in total, reaching 4,205 m above sea level.
Furthest point from the centre of the Earth is the peak of the volcano Chimborazo in Ecuador at 6,267 m - this because of its location near the equator.
 According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest town in the world is Wenzhuan, which was founded in 1955 on the Qinghai-Tibet road. Source: www.infoplease.com/askeds/highest-city-world.html
 Source: www.world-waterfalls.com/
 Source: www.bom.gov.au/climate/extreme/records.shtml
Source: Terwin B. Australian meteorological magazine. Vol 46, no.4, December 1997. pp 251-56. Bureau of Meteorology Library
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