Richmond, Queensland facts for kids
|Location in Queensland|
|LGA:||Shire of Richmond|
|State District:||Mount Isa|
Richmond is a town and locality in the Shire of Richmond in western Queensland, Australia. It is the administrative centre of the Richmond Shire. In the 2011 census, Richmond had a population of 522 people.
The Flinders River forms the northern boundary of the town. Traditionally, the two biggest industries in Richmond are sheep- and cattle-farming, however tourism is an increasingly important aspect of the local economy. In addition to being a major transit stop on the Flinders Highway, recent paleontological discoveries have unearthed the fossils of prehistoric marine creatures, some of which are on display in Richmond.
At the 2006 census, Richmond had a population of 554.
Richmond has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Crawford Street: St John the Baptist Anglican Church
Richmond has a public library, golf course, bowling club, swimming facilities, race course, caravan park, tourist information centre and a fossil museum named Kronosaurus Korner.
- See Richmond Airport
|Long distance rail services|
|Preceding station||Queensland Rail||Following station|
toward Mount Isa
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