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Friday, 18 June 2021

Brisbane

Capital city of Queensland, Australia


Brisbane
Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of 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 around 2.6 million, and it lies at the centre of the South East Queensland metropolitan region, which encompasses a population around 3.8 million. The Brisbane central business district is situated inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, about 15 km (9 mi) from its mouth at Moreton Bay, a bay of the Coral Sea. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the hilly floodplain of the Brisbane River Valley between Moreton Bay and the Taylor and D'Aguilar mountain ranges. It sprawls across several of Australia's most populous local government areas (LGAs)—most centrally the City of Brisbane, the most populous LGA in the nation. The demonym of Brisbane is "Brisbanite", while common nicknames include "Brissy" and "River City".

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