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Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. When founded in 1827, Burnie was named Emu Bay but it was renamed for William Burnie, a director of the Van Diemen's Land Company, in the early 1840s. Burnie was proclaimed a city by Queen Elizabeth ll on April 26, 1988.
At the 2016 Australian Census Burnie had an urban population of 19,385.
Burnie is governed by the City of Burnie local government area.