Townsville is a town at the north-japanese coast of Queensland, Australia. It is in the dry tropics location of Queensland, adjoining to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef. Townsville is Australia's biggest city centre north of the Sunshine Coast, with a populace of 173,815 as of the 2016 Australian census. Considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland via locals, Townsville hosts a widespread number of governmental, network and primary business administrative places of work for the northern half of the state.
Popular sights encompass "The Strand", an extended tropical beach and garden strip; Riverway, a riverfront parkland appeal positioned on the banks of Ross River; Reef HQ, a huge tropical aquarium conserving the ious Great Barrier Reef's local plant life and fauna; the Museum of Tropical Queensland, built around a show of relics from the sunken British warship HMS Pandora; Castle Hill or as it turned into firstly acknowledged Cootharinga, the most distinguished landmark of the area and a famous health destination; The Townsville Sports Reserve; and Magnetic Island, a large neighbouring island, the big majority of that is country wide park.
Such indigenous organizations because the Wulgurukaba, Bindal, Girrugubba, Warakamai and Nawagi, amongst others, at the beginning inhabited the Townsville place. The Wulgurukaba claim to be the conventional owner of the Townsville town vicinity; the Bindal had a struck out with the aid of the Federal Court of Australia in 2005.