|The City of Townsville is the central Local Government Area of Metropolitan Townsville, which also includes the Local Government Area of Thuringowa. The area is the 13th largest metropolitan area of Australia, and the 12th largest urban centre of the nation.|
The city, situated on the north-eastern coast of Australia, measures 140.2 km².
Metropolitan Townsville measures 1,868.7 km², with a population of 153,631 (2006).
Official Municipal Website: http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/