Coowonga, Queensland facts for kids
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|Population||260 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Livingstone|
Much of the district south of Coowonga Road is grazing and fruit-growing land, while to the north lie tidal salt flats that back onto Coorooman Creek.
Coowonga Provision School opened on 9 August 1897. It became Coowonga State School on 1 January 1909.
Prior to local government amalgamations in 2008, the Capricorn Coast was administered by Livingstone Shire Council but became part of Rockhampton Region in 2008. In 2014, following a deamalgamation vote, the Shire of Livingstone was re-established.
In the 2006 census, Coowonga had a population of 558 people.
Coowonga is a rural community with a focus on primary production.
The Koorana Crocodile Farm, on the banks of Coorooman Creek, opened in November 1981 as the first commercial crocodile farm in Queensland. It also operates as a tourist attraction. At 2014, it had 3,000 crocodiles and supplies crocodile leather and crocodile meat.
Coowonga State School is a co-educational government primary school (P-6), located at 269 Coowonga Road. In 2015, it had an enrolment of 19 students with 3 teachers (2 equivalent full-time).
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