Cairns, city and region (2016 pop. 156,901), Queensland, NE Australia, on Trinity Bay. It is a principal sugar port of Australia; lumber and other agricultural products are also exported. The city's proximity to the Great Barrier Reef has made it a tourist center. In 1994 the state amalgamated the city with Mulgrave Shire and the tip of Douglas Shire to create one of three new
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