Toowoomba

Toowoomba
/teuh woom"beuh/, n.
a city in SE Queensland, in E Australia. 63,401.

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      city, southeastern Queensland, Australia, on the Great Dividing Range. The principal inland city in the state, Toowoomba is a rail and road junction, tourist resort, service centre for Darling Downs (a large livestock, grain, and dairying region), and site of the Perseverence Creek Water Supply Scheme. The city's industries include engineering works, railroad shops, and food processing. It was originally called The Swamps; its present name was probably derived from the Aboriginal toowoom, the name for a native melon. The city is well planned, with many parks, and has become an educational centre. Founded as a village in 1849, it became a town in 1858, a municipality in 1860, and a city in 1904. Pop. (2006) local government area, 90,197; urban agglom., 114,480.

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