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Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a coastal city of Australia located in South East Queensland, 94km south of the Queensland capital of Brisbane. With a population approximately 540,000 in 2010, it is the second most populous city in the state, the sixth most populous city in the country, and also the most populous non-capital city in Australia. The Gold Coast is known as a major tourist destination with its sunny subtropical climate, surfing beaches, canal and waterway systems, its high-rise dominated skyline, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland. The Gold Coast is a candidate city for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.