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Brisbane, Australia

by WCC on May 14, 2012

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Brisbane is the capital of the State of Queensland in northeast Australia . The town lies on the Brisbane River near its confluence with the Coral Sea . The metropolitan area has 2 million inhabitants. Brisbane is both Catholic ( Archdiocese of Brisbane ) as well as Anglican archbishop’s seat. An important industry is the petroleum industry . Brisbane was in 1824 under the name of Moreton Bay as a penal colony was founded and later, after the then Governor of New South Wales , Sir Thomas Brisbane named.

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Brisbane is known for its universities (including the Queensland University of Technology , University of Queensland and Griffith University ), and also to the north and south of the city limits early holiday paradise Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast , the marine position and the generally good weather. In marked by abbreviations Australian English is sometimes called Brisbane Brissie called. There are also humorous Namensabwandlungen as Bris Vegas or Brisneyland , but these are used only sporadically.

Brisbane is located in southeast Queensland, 70 km north of the Gold Coast (Australia) . The town lies near the mouth of the Brisbane River, which meanders through the city and the suburbs. The metropolitan area of Brisbane is located in the plane between the Great Dividing Range and the coast. Although the area is relatively flat, some hills in the city up to 300 m high, such as Mount Coot-tha and Mount Gravatt. On 10 January 2011, the Brisbane River in Brisbane broke its banks and flooded streets and parks. When the water on 14 January marked was announced that 30,000 buildings were damaged by the flood and about 40,000 are without power and that initial clean-up operations started in the water liberated from the city had been detected on 14 January that there were 26 dead and that 53 people are missing.

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