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Carrara

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Things to do: shopping, sightseeing, golf
Carrara is a suburb of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia on the southern bank of the Nerang River. At the 2006 Census, Carrara had a population of 10,687.It is the home of Carrara Stadium (also known as Metricon Stadium), the purpose built cricket and Australian rules football ground where the Gold Coast Suns began playing matches in 2011, as well as the Carrara Markets.The name Carrara comes from the Aboriginal word 'Karara' meaning 'long flat'.DemographicsIn the 2011 Census the population of Carrara is 11,569, 51.2% female and 48.8% male. The median/average age of the Carrara population is 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian average. 66% of people living in Carrara were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 9.5%, England 5.1%, South Africa 1.3%, Japan 0.9%, Scotland 0.8%. 85% of people speak English as their first language 1.3% Japanese, 0.8% Mandarin, 0.6% German, 0.5% French, 0.5% Italian.HistoryCarrara was first used by the Manchester Cotton Company as a cotton plantation that began in the early 1860s.Today the land is renowned for its golf courses and other sports facilities. No fewer than five golf courses are located in the area. In 1987 Japanese Daikyo Group worked on the $50 million Palm Meadows 8-hole golf course and country club.The Carrara Sports Precinct will also be the main stadia of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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