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Summary
Found in the state of Queensland is the suburb of Booval, and this locality falls under the postcode of 4304. Booval falls under the federal division of Blair, and the local government area of this suburb is the Ipswich City Council. As of 2006, the population of Booval was at 2,540. Those who are interested to move to this area of Queensland, Australia will have to pay an average amount of $249,500 for a house.

Surroundings
Belonging to the 4304 postcode, Booval is surrounded by the suburbs of East Ipswich, Silkstone, North Booval, Bundamba, Booval Fair, and Newton. Booval is 37 kilometers away from Brisbane, and it is a mere 3 kilometers away from Ipswich.

Name derivation and history
Presently, Booval is situated at the very heart of Ipswich, but back in 1827, it was a settlement meant for convicts on the Bremer River. The settlement was established for mining purposes, and the mineral that was most abundant in Booval was limestone. Because it was then a dominant part of life, the city of Ipswish even took it for its original name. As for the name of the town of Booval, it originated from a word that is part of the dialect of the Kabi Aborigines which means frilled lizard.

Geography
The most spectacular landscapes of the fertile valleys near the Great Dividing Range and the Bremer River are key geographical points near the town of Booval.


Attractions
Booval is a steadily growing town, and it is at the very center of Ipswich. Ipswich is quite a busy city and it is the oldest of Queensland's provincial cities. Rich in heritage, history, and culture, Ipswich offers to its tourists the yearly Ipswich Festival held every April.   read more


Transport
Booval has a railway station that caters to the local population and its vistors. Included in this railway system are the Ipswich Line, Western Line, and Rosewood Line.


Recreation
Enriching one's cultural and historical knowledge about Ipswich is one of the recommended activities while staying in Booval, and the town certainly has a lot to offer to curious individuals.

Alternative places
Booval is a town that can only be found in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.