Brisbane (pronooncit /ˈbɹɪz.bən/) is the caipital an maist populous city in Queensland, as weel as the third 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 mile) 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
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Coordinates27°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
Population2,238,394 (2013)[1] (3rd)
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi) [2]
EstablishedMay 1825
Aurie15,826 km2 (6,110.5 sq mi)[3]
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
RegionSooth East Queensland
CoontyStanley, 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 city wis cried in honour o Sir Thomas Brisbane that 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 whit it is the nou in 1825, an free indwallers (as contrair tae convicts) wis alloued frae 1842. It wis chuist as the caipital whan Queensland wis proclaimit a sinder colony in 1859. The city 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.


  1. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2015–16". Australian Bureau of Statistics. ERP at 30 June 2016.
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 Apryle 2013). "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2011–12". Retrieved 3 Mairch 2014.
  3. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 Mey 2013). "National Regional Profile: Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Area)". Retrieved 3 Mairch 2014.