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Division Profile

  • Division name: Maranoa
  • State: Queensland
  • Name derivation: Named after the district name which was taken from the Maranoa River which passes through the area. The river was discovered by Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1846 and retained its Aboriginal name.
  • Size & Location description: Maranoa covers an area of approximately 731,297 sq km from the Northern Territory, South Australian and New South Wales borders to Diamantina in the north and Nanango, Warwick and Stanthorpe in the east. The main towns include Charleville, Chinchilla, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Goondiwindi, Kingaroy, Miles, Roma, St George, Stanthorpe, Tara, Thargomindah and Warwick.
  • Products/industries of the area: Mainly primary production including coal, oil, gas, orchards, cotton, grain, cattle and sheep.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1900/1901
  • Demographic rating Rural