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|Population||630 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||North Burnett Region|
Eidsvold is a small town and locality in the North Burnett Region of Queensland, Australia. The town is the self-proclaimed Beef Capital of the Burnett and is a hub for the regional cattle industry. In the 2011 census, Eidsvold had a population of 630 people.
Eidsvold is situated on the Burnett Highway approximately 430 kilometres (270 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane. The highway passes through the locality from the south-east to the north-east, passing through the town's main street (Moreton Street). The Mungar Junction to Monto branch railway passes from south-east to north-east through the locality, roughly parallel to the highway; the Eidsvold railway station serves the town.
The town is named for Eidsvold Station, a nearby property, that is named for Eidsvoll, Norway (using the pre-1918 spelling) where the Norwegian Constitution was signed in 1814. The station was given this name by the Archer brothers, settlers who had land holdings in Norway. The Eidsvold run was licensed to Thomas Archer in June 1848. The Town Reserve, 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the station homestead, was proclaimed 19 March 1890, and the post office opened 19 September 1887.
At the 2006 census, Eidsvold had a population of 459.
Eidsvold has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Eidsvold Road: Eidsvold Homestead
Eidsvold has a public library, R. M. Williams Australian bush learning centre, historical museum and complex, swimming pool, showground and bowling and golf clubs.
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