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Queenstown

[kweenz-toun] /ˈkwinzˌtaʊn/
noun
1.
former name of Cóbh.
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Queenstown

/ˈkwiːnzˌtaʊn/
noun
1.
the former name (1849–1922) of Cóbh
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Encyclopedia Article for Queenstown

town, western Tasmania, Australia. It lies in the west-coast ranges, in the Queen River valley. Founded in 1897 after gold, silver, and copper were discovered at nearby Mount Lyell, the town was named for Queen Victoria and was proclaimed a municipality in 1907. Queenstown lies on the Lyell Highway, about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of the port of Strahan and 155 miles (250 km) northwest of Hobart

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