Stratford, Queensland facts for kids
The CBD of Cairns, southeast from Mount Whitfield.
|Population||1,109 (22011 census)|
|• Density||593/km2 (1,540/sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
|State electorate(s)||Barron River|
Stratford is 6.8 kilometres (4.2 mi) NNW of the Cairns CBD. It is bounded to the north by the Barron River. It is bounded to the east by the Captain Cook Highway. The northern part of the suburb is situated on the lower slopes (10–40 metres above sea level) of Mount Whitfield and Lumley Hill and is used for residential housing. The southern part of the suburb is undeveloped dense bushland on the higher slopes rising to about 160 metres.
There are several restaurants, a pub, The Barron River Hotel, a service station, a newsagent, convenience store, launderette, a pizza shop, medical center, pharmacy and deli.
In the 2006 census, Stratford had a population of 1,178 people.
Stratford has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Magazine Street: former Explosives Magazine and Detonator Store
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