Southport (Australia)

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CSIRO ScienceImage 7482 Highrise development at Southport Queensland.jpg
State : AustraliaAustralia Australia
State : Flag of Queensland.svg Queensland
Coordinates : 28 ° 4 ′  S , 153 ° 26 ′  E Coordinates: 28 ° 4 ′  S , 153 ° 26 ′  E
Area : 14.3  km²
Residents : 31,908 (2016)
Population density : 2231 inhabitants per km²
Time zone : AEST (UTC + 10)
Postal code : 4215
LGA : Gold Coast City
Southport, Queensland

Southport is a city on the coast of Queensland in Australia with a population of 31,908. The name comes from the fact that the city had the southernmost port of the Queensland colony. Administratively it is part of the city of Gold Coast , which was created in 1958 from the merger of several neighboring communities. Southport is the business district of Gold Coast, while the tourist centers that used to be concentrated here have largely migrated to other parts of the city.

Southport used to be a wood processing center. In 1898 the city received a rail link connecting Southport with Brisbane . The city's development was boosted by the construction of the Jubilee Bridge to Main Beach . Especially since the end of World War II, the city has become a popular vacation spot.

Ship scenes for the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge were filmed off the coast of Southport .


sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Southport  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Australian Bureau of Statistics : Southport (Gold Coast City) (State Suburb) ( English ) In: 2016 Census QuickStats . June 27, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2019.