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Queensland is a state located in the north eastern part of Australia. It is the second largest state in Australia, after Western Australia State. Queensland borders the state of New South Wales to the south, the state of South Australia along its south western border and the Northern Territory to the West.

This state is also known as the Sunshine state because it receives plenty of sun, as well as nice warm weather most of the year. This state is renowned for its great tropical weather, warm and sunny climate, great tropical forests and some diverse flora and fauna. While most of Australia has temperate lands climate, Queensland enjoys tropical climatic conditions with plenty of seasonal rains, making an ideal farming territory. It produces plenty of food that is consumed across Australia and exported around the world.

Queensland was first inhabited by the Aboriginals, the native peoples of Australia and the Torres Strait islanders, who first came to this area about 40,000 years ago. In the 19th century, around 1859, it was made a British Colony, separate from the state of New South Wales. This date, 6th of June, is celebrated every year as the state of Queensland Day.

The capital of the state of Queensland is Brisbane. It is the largest city in the state and the seat of the state government. Some of the major locations in Queensland that are highly populated include Brisbane, Logan, Townsville, Ipswich, Gold Coast and many other towns and cities located in the south western part of the state.

The state of Queensland mainly relies on the tourism, natural resources and agricultural sectors for much of its economy. The islands of the coast of this state are very popular with tourists. These islands are unspoiled havens with sandy beaches, clear sea waters and warm, sunny weather throughout most of the year.

This state was named in honor of Queen Victoria of England. The state is headed by a premier who heads the state government. There are two main political parties in most Australian states, including the state of Queensland. Minor parties include the greens, who mostly campaign for a greener environment. The state takes care of matters such as education, employment, health services, security and other matters. The federal government takes care of military, foreign policy, immigration and matters to do with taxation and finance.

The state of Queensland has grown tremendously in terms of economy size and population. There has been a steady rise in the number of migrants to this state. Most migrants come from neighboring Asian nations such as South Korea, Malaysia and India. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge, skills, money and plenty of other benefits that help the state to grow and diversify.