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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.

Brisbane skyline frae Kangaroo Point
Japanese gairdens at the Moont Coot-tha Botanic GardensWheel o Brisbane
Story BrigThe Gorge Walk on North Stradbroke Island
St John's CathedralCity Hall with lighting (8180036177).jpg
Brisbane, frae top: Brisbane skyline frae Kangaroo Point, Japanese gairdens at the Moont Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, the Wheel o Brisbane, Story Brig, the Gorge Walk on North Stradbroke Island, St John's Cathedral, Brisbane Ceety Haw at nicht
Brisbane is locatit in Australia
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
Population 2,238,394 (2013)[1] (3rd)
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi) [2]
Established May 1825
Aurie 15,826 km2 (6,110.5 sq mi)[3]
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Region Sooth East Queensland
Coonty Stanley, Canning, Cavendish, Churchill, Ward
State electorate(s) 41 diveesions
Federal Diveesion(s) 17 diveesions
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfaw
26.4 °C
80 °F
16.2 °C
61 °F
1,008.2 mm
39.7 in

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.