Thuringowa City was a local government area to the west of Townsville, extending along Halifax Bay toward Ingham and following the Upper Ross River southwards to its headwaters. Thuringowa had an area of 1865 sq km and its population about 59,000 (2006). In 2008 it was amalgamated with Townsville City Council. The origin of Thuringowa's name is uncertain, but possibly it was devised by a government surveyor and member of the first divisional board, John von Stieglitz, who would have known of the German province of Thuringia.

Further Reading: 

Peter Bell, A short history of Thuringowa, Thuringowa, Thuringowa City Council, 2000

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