Mapoon, Queensland facts for kids
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|Population||317 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.04819/km2 (0.1248/sq mi)|
|Area||6,578.7 km2 (2,540.1 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
Mapoon is a coastal town in the Aboriginal Shire of Mapoon and a locality split between the Aboriginal Shire of Mapoon and the Shire of Cook in Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Mapoon had a population of 317 people.
The 1996 census population of Mapoon was 139. At the 2006 census, Mapoon had a population of 239. At the 2011 Australian Census the town recorded a population of 263 and 90% of the town's population was of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Presently the town has a primary school, nursing station, council office and small shop providing fuel and food. Local people are employed on the Council which as well as providing services for the local community in 2006 won the contract to provide road maintenance for the all-weather 80 kilometres (50 mi) dirt road from the town of Weipa. There is also a productive fishing business, providing mudcrabs to southern markets from the Port Musgrave Bay and Dulhunty and Wenlock rivers.
Camping facilities near the town are found at Cullen Point and Janie Creek. The area is known for excellent fishing and crabbing.
There is a fishing business, providing mudcrabs to southern markets from the Port Musgrave Bay and Dulhunty and Wenlock rivers.
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