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Gold CoastQueensland
Little Clagiraba Reserve at Clagiraba, Queensland.jpg
Little Clagiraba Reserve, 2016
Population 561 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4211
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Mudgeeraba
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Clagiraba:
Mount Tamborine Guanaba Maudsland
Canungra Clagiraba Nerang
Witheren Advancetown Mount Nathan

Clagiraba is a suburb of City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast's hinterland. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 561.

It is nestled between Mount Nathan and Witheren and also encompasses the southern end of Tamborine Mountain. Though zoned rural, it is a comparatively short (10-15 minute) drive to more populous suburbs such as Nerang, Oxenford and Pacific Pines. It is approximately a 30-minute drive to many of the Gold Coast region's beach destinations such as Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and the Spit.

Clagiraba is named from Clagiraba Creek, a tributary of the Coomera River. The name Clagiraba is derived from the indigenous name 'Kalagareebah' meaning young or single men's ground. This was a region where young indigenous men were taken during their initiation ceremony.

Clagiraba is also home to Miss Universe Australia 2010, Jesinta Campbell, who placed second runner up.

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