Place:Roma, Queensland, Australia


Coordinates26.533°S 148.767°E
Located inQueensland, Australia
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Roma is a town in the Maranoa district of South West Queensland, Australia, by rail WNW of Brisbane. It is situated at the junction of the Warrego and Carnarvon highways. It is the centre of a rich pastoral and wheat-growing district,

The town was incorporated in 1867 and is named after Lady Diamantina Bowen (née Roma), the wife of Sir George Ferguson Bowen, the Governor of Queensland at the time. It is in the Maranoa electoral district. It also serves as a centre for the larger Maranoa Region. At the , Roma had a population of 6,906.[1]

Hotels, pubs, and churches feature prominently near the centre of town. The ten hotels are within easy walking distance with most adjacent to another hotel.[2] St Paul's Anglican Church[3] is a copy of a 13th Century English Church in the shape of crucifix.

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