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Richmond is a town and locality in the Shire of Richmond in western Queensland, Australia. It is the administrative centre of the Richmond Shire. In the 2011 census, Richmond had a population of 522 people.GeographyThe town is located on the Flinders Highway, 498km west of Townsville and 406km east of Mount Isa.The Flinders River forms the northern boundary of the town. Traditionally, the two biggest industries in Richmond are sheep- and cattle-farming, however tourism is an increasingly important aspect of the local economy. In addition to being a major transit stop on the Flinders Highway, recent paleontological discoveries have unearthed the fossils of prehistoric marine creatures, some of which are on display in Richmond.HistoryAt the, Richmond had a population of 554.Heritage listingsRichmond has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Crawford Street: St John the Baptist Anglican ChurchFacilitiesRichmond has a public library, golf course, bowling club, swimming facilities, race course, caravan park, tourist information centre and a fossil museum named Kronosaurus Korner.TransportSee Richmond Airport
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