One of Australia state included Queensland which covering the continent's northeast, with a coastline strtching nearly
7000km. Its offshore Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system, hosts thousands of marine species.
The city of Cairns is a gateway to the reef and tropical Daintree Rainforest.
The capital, Brisbane is flanked by the surfing beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Area: 1.853 million km
Population: 4.691 million (Dec 213)