Population: 148,767 *
Dialing Code: 07 (+61 7 from overseas)
Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10)
Current Time: 23/05/2013 06:50:11 pm
* Source for population data: 2001 census figures
During World War II Townsville was home to the USA's largest overseas air base and played a major part in the war effort. Many secret bunkers and tunnels still exist in the area.
Major industries in the area today include tourism (Townsville is adjacent to the central part of the Great Barrier Reef in the Pacific ocean), mining and manufacturing.