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El Arish, Queensland

El Arish
Queensland
Coordinates

17°48′S 146°00′E / 17.800°S 146.000°E / -17.800; 146.000Coordinates: 17°48′S 146°00′E / 17.800°S 146.000°E / -17.800; 146.000

Population 232 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4855
Elevation 20 m (66 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Cassowary Coast Region
State electorate(s) Hinchinbrook
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
 ? ? 3,648.9 mm
143.7 in

El Arish is a small town in Queensland, Australia named after a city in Egypt where the Australian Light Horse saw action in December 1916 and which was later developed as a major base area.[2] At the 2006 census, El Arish had a population of 232.[1]


The town was founded in 1921 as a Soldier settlement area. The area was later settled by Italian Australians who worked in the sugar cane fields. Today, the area is home to banana plantations.[3]

The town was hit by Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi in February 2011.[3]

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