Gold Coast is a city on the southeast coast of Queensland in Australia, about 70 kilometers south of Brisbane. It has evolved over 50 years from a loose collection of smaller communities to the second largest city in Queensland with almost 600,000 inhabitants (2010). It is Australia's sixth largest city and Australia's largest tourist area. The "South Coast Town Council" renamed itself 1958 in "Gold Coast Town Council" to, and on 16 May 1959 he was officially declared by Queensland to the city of Gold Coast. The subtropical climate, attractive beaches (57 km), which are often used by surfers, and marketing have attracted millions of Australian and international tourists, and a large industry has emerged to support this. In some parts - especially around Surfers Paradise - is the narrow coastal strip so full of night clubs, hotels, apartments and tourist shops what the Gold Coast has long lent a cheap image. As the coast of the US state of Florida, the area attracts many retirees. The image of the city itself is marked by countless artificial canals and islands. Thanks to the new connection to the state capital Brisbane by the Pacific Motorway, the construction cost was expanded in 2000 after three years of construction with nearly one billion Australian dollars, the Gold Coast is now served by two major airports, the Brisbane International around 100 km away, Airport, and the gold Coast airport at Coolangatta on the southern end. In addition, Coolangatta is the terminus of the range casino Coolangatta. In Casino is obtained following the main route Brisbane-Sydney. A tramway line with a length of 13 kilometers was put into operation in June, 2014. It connects the coastal areas and urban centers in Queensland's south together - Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. There are 16 stops on the route between the Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport and Broadbeach South. In the district of Surfers Paradise is currently tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere, the Q1 stands. In the district of Robina campus of Australia's first private university, Bond University is located in Southport the campus of Griffith University. From 4 to 15 April 2018 will be held in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
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