What is Brisbane?

  • (noun): Capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia.

Brisbane

Brisbane ( /ˈbrɪzbən/) is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.15 million, and the South East Queensland urban conurbation, centered on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the original European settlement and is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 km (14 mi) from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River valley between the bay and the Great Dividing Range. While the metropolitan area is governed by several municipalities, a large portion of central Brisbane is governed by the Brisbane City Council, which is by far Australia's largest Local Government Area by population. The demonym of Brisbane is Brisbanite.

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Newcastle Airport (Williamtown) - Airlines and Destinations
... Airlines Destinations Aeropelican Sydney Brindabella Airlines Canberra Jetstar Airways Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast QantasLink operated by Sunstate Airlines Brisbane Regional Express Sydney ...
List Of Brisbane Suburbs
... This is a list of the almost 450 suburbs of Brisbane, Australia ... The Brisbane metropolitan area, coincident with the Brisbane Statistical Division utilised by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, consists of the following local government areas (LGAs), with populations ...
Gasworks Being Operated As Industrial Museums - Gasworks Brisbane, Australia
... The Gasworks site in Brisbane Australia has been a stalwart of the river’s edge since its development in 1863 ... By 1890, the Works were supplying gas to Brisbane streets from Toowong to Hamilton (Hackner, D. 7) and over the next 100 years, it would grow to supply Brisbane city with the latest in gas technology until it was decommissioned in 1996 ...
John Tonge Centre - History
... From 1879 until 1992 the Brisbane morgue occupied five different sites on the north bank of the Brisbane River ... flooded in 1887, in the 1890 flood it collapsed into the Brisbane River then in the 1893 flood it was washed away ...
Brisbane - In Popular Culture - Television
... Brisbane is the setting for the Australian TV series Slide. ...