Sapphire, Queensland

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Sapphire is located in Queensland
Coordinates 23°27′40″S 147°43′15″E / 23.46111°S 147.72083°E / -23.46111; 147.72083Coordinates: 23°27′40″S 147°43′15″E / 23.46111°S 147.72083°E / -23.46111; 147.72083
Population 550 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4702
LGA(s) Central Highlands Region
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Flynn

Sapphire is a town in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. Situated in a locality called The Gemfields, sapphires are mined extensively in the area. At the 2006 census, Sapphire had a population of 550.[1]


The terrain around the Sapphire is flat. The highest point in the vicinity is 282 meters above sea level, 1.0 km west of Sapphire. The region is sparsely populated. Sapphire is the largest community in the district.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Sapphire (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 

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