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Nome
Queensland
Population: 992
Postcode: 4816
Area: 53.3 km² (20.6 sq mi)
Time zone: AEST (UTC+10)

Nome is a town in the state of Queensland, Australia located approximately 17 km south of Townsville.

Demographics

In the 2011 Australian Census, Nome had a population of 992. Of these, 525 were male, and 467 were female. 22.7% of the population was under the age of 15, and 9.7% were 65 or older. The median age was 47, the median personal income was A$635/week, and the median household income was A$1356/week. Most residents were Australian by birth, but Nome also has significant communities from the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Geography

Nome has an area of 53.3 square kilometers and an average elevation of 39 meters above sea level. It is located on the Bruce Highway between Townsville and the state capital of Brisbane.

Attractions

Nome is the home of the Billabong Sanctuary, an interactive wildlife sanctuary.


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