Boulia is a outback town and locality in the Shire of Boulia, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Boulia had a population of 301 people. Boulia is the administrative centre of the Boulia Shire, population approximately 600, which covers an area of 61,176 square kilometres. The area is best known for sightings of the Min Min lights, mysterious shimmering lights that appear at night. The lights are said to be caused by atmospheric refraction that occurs when cold air is trapped below warmer air, a phenomenon known as Fata Morgana.

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  • Elevation: 161.8
  • Population: 301
  • State electorate(s): Gregory
  • Federal Division(s): Kennedy
  • Established (yr): 1879
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.