Clagiraba, Queensland

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Clagiraba
Gold Coast, QueenslandQueensland
Clagiraba is located in Queensland
Clagiraba
Clagiraba
Coordinates 27°59′29″S 153°14′34″E / 27.99139°S 153.24278°E / -27.99139; 153.24278Coordinates: 27°59′29″S 153°14′34″E / 27.99139°S 153.24278°E / -27.99139; 153.24278
Population 561 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4211
LGA(s) Gold Coast City
State electorate(s) Mudgeeraba
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Clagiraba:
Mount Tamborine Guanaba Maudsland
Canungra Clagiraba Nerang
Witheren Advancetown Mount Nathan

Clagiraba is a suburb of Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast's hinterland. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 561.[1]

It is nestled between Mount Nathan and Witheren and also encompasses the southern end of Tamborine Mountain. Though zoned rural, it is a comparatively short (10-15 minute) drive to more populous suburbs such as Nerang, Oxenford and Pacific Pines. It is approximately a 30 minute drive to many of the Gold Coast region's beach destinations such as Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and the Spit.

Clagiraba is named from Clagiraba Creek, a tributary of the Coomera River. The name Clagiraba is derived from the indigenous name 'Kalagareebah' meaning young or single men's ground. This was a region where young indigenous men were taken during their initiation ceremony.

Clagiraba is also home to Miss Universe Australia 2010, Jesinta Campbell, who placed second runner up.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Clagiraba (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 

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