Place:Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia

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NameKingaroy
TypeTown
Coordinates26.533°S 151.833°E
Located inQueensland, Australia
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Kingaroy is an agricultural town in Queensland, Australia, approximately or about 2½ hours drive north-west of the state capital Brisbane. The town is situated on the junction of the D'Aguilar and the Bunya Highways. At the 2006 census, Kingaroy had a population of 7,620, a significant increase from the 2001 census figure of 7,147.

It is known as the "Peanut Capital of Australia" because Australia's largest peanut processing plant is located in the town and peanut silos dominate the skyline.

Kingaroy is also famous for being the home town of former Premier of Queensland, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

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