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Brisbane
Queensland
Brisbane May 2013.jpg
The Brisbane skyline frae Kangaroo Point
Brisbane is located in Australia
Brisbane
Brisbane
Population: 2,189,878 (2013)[1] (3rd)
Densitie: 346.0/km² (896.1/sq mi) (2006)[2]
Established: 1824
Coordinates: 27°28′22″S 153°01′40″E / 27.47278°S 153.02778°E / -27.47278; 153.02778Coordinates: 27°28′22″S 153°01′40″E / 27.47278°S 153.02778°E / -27.47278; 153.02778
Aurie: 5949.9 km² (2,297.3 sq mi) [3]
Time zone: AEST (UTC+10)
Location:
LGA:
Region: Sooth East Queensland
Coonty: Stanley, Canning, Ward
State electorate: 41 diveesions
Federal Diveesion: 17 diveesions
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfaw
26.4 °C
80 °F
16.2 °C
61 °F
986.2 mm
38.8 in

Brisbane (pronooncit /ˈbɹɪz.bən/) is the caipital an maist populous ceety in Queensland , as weel as the thrid maist muckle ceety in Austraile, wi aboot 1,810,943 indwallers. It's locatit naur tae the Paceefic Ocean. Brisbane's aboot a thoosand kilometres (625 miles) Nor-East o Sydney.

The ceety wis named in honour o Sir Thomas Brisbane wha wis Govrenor o New Sooth Wales frae 1821 tae 1825. The oreeginal toun grew frae a sair jyle toun shapit at his airtin in 1824 at a place cried Redcliffe, 28 km tae the north. The toun wis flitten tae wha it is the nou in 1825, an free indwallers (as contrair tae convicts) war alloued frae 1842. It wis chuist as the caipital whan Queensland wis proclaimit a sinder colony in 1859. The ceety slawly forderit till efter Warld Weir II, whan it wis gey important in the Allied campaign as the Sooth Wast Paceefic base o General Douglas MacArthur.

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  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named abs.gov.au
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (17 March 2008). "Explore Your City Through the 2006 Census Social Atlas Series". Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  3. Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 November 2011). "National Regional Profile: Brisbane (Statistical Division)". Retrieved 5 September 2012. [deid airtin]