BURNIE - AUSTRALIA
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Burnie
Country:
Australia
State:
Tasmania
National language:
English
Time zone:
AEST (UTC+10) / AEDT (UTC+11)
Dialing code:
+61 - 3
Currency:
Australian dollar ($) (AUD)
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. When founded in 1827, Burnie was named Emu Bay but it was renamed for William Burnie, a director of the Van Diemen's Land Company, in the early 1840s.
Burnie is the fourth largest city in Tasmania and it is governed by the City of Burnie local government area. At the 2011 Australian Census the local government area recorded a population of 19,329.
Burnie is emerging from its industrial past with a more diversified economy and a greater focus on tourism, food, manufacture and education. It is one of very few Australian communities with a north-facing sea frontage. It has one of the highest number of eateries per-capita in Tasmania. It is a convenient base for day trips to the Tarkine, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and the coastal hinterlands.
Part of the description above is taken from the Wikipedia article Burnie with patent CC-BY-SA. The full list of those who have contributed to the drafting of the article is available here.