Place:Edmonton, Queensland, Australia

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NameEdmonton
TypeTown
Coordinates17.017°S 145.75°E
Located inQueensland, Australia
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Edmonton used to be an independent township supporting a sugar mill, but in recent times has become a suburb of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 10 km south of the centre of Cairns on the Bruce Highway and within the Cairns Region local government area. At the 2006 census, Edmonton had a population of 8,035. In 1911 a railway station was built in the location and named Edmonton, probably after Edmonton, London, England. The town then took this name.

The primary industry in Edmonton was traditionally sugar cane harvesting, but as Edmonton has grown, it has become an outer suburb of Cairns. Edmonton has experienced rapid growth in new housing estates in recent years resulting in consequent population growth.

In March 2006, Tropical Cyclone Larry hit Edmonton causing minimal damage. The centre of the cyclone passed through the town of Innisfail, 75 km south of the suburb.

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