Place:Lakeland, Queensland, Australia

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NameLakeland
Alt namesLakeland Downssource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates15.817°S 145.0°E
Located inQueensland, Australia


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Lakeland (also known as Lakeland Downs) is a town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Lakeland had a population of 227 people.

Lakeland is a small farming centre on the Cape York Peninsula. It is at the junction of the main Peninsula Development Road (which is paved all the way from Cairns to Lakeland), and the Mulligan Highway.

It contains a hotel, a cafe, and roadhouse and a small store. The main products are peanuts, maize, sorghum and cattle, coffee, tea and tropical fruits.

The village is named for William Lakeland who was one of the earliest prospectors of Cape York Peninsula.

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