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is the state capital of the Brisbane Australian state of Queensland and is the largest city in that state. The statistical division of Brisbane has an estimated population of approximately 2 million, along with its LGA registering a bit over a million, it is also the third most populous city in Australia.
Brisbane is situated on the
Brisbane River (for which it was named) in southeastern Queensland on a low-lying floodplain between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range. The city of Brisbane is hilly. The urban area, including the central business district, are partially elevated by spurs of the Herbert Taylor Range, such as the summit of Mount Coot-tha, reaching up to 300 metres (980 ft) and the smaller Enoggera Hill. Other prominent rises in Brisbane are Mount Gravatt and nearby Toohey Mountain. Mount Petrie at 170 metres (560 ft) and the lower rises of Highgate Hill, Mount Ommaney, Stephens Mountain and Whites Hill are dotted across the city.
Brisbane has hosted many large cultural and sporting events including the
1982 Commonwealth Games, World Expo '88 and the final Goodwill Games in 2001. In 2008, Brisbane was classified as a gamma world city+ in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory by Loughborough University.
Brisbane (CBD), or 'the City' is a central business district suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and is located on a point on the northern bank of the Brisbane River. The triangular shaped area is bounded by the Brisbane River to the east, south and west. The point, known at its tip as Gardens Point, slopes upward to the north-west where 'the city' is bounded by parkland and the inner city suburb of Spring Hill to the north. The City is bounded to the north-east by the suburb of Fortitude Valley.
Aerial view of the central business district (top) from the east.
The City is laid out according to a grid pattern surveyed during the city's early colonial days, a feature typical of most Australian street patterns. As a general rule, the streets aligned northwest-south east are named after male members of the
House of Hanover, while the northeast-south west aligned streets are named after female members. Queen Street was the central roadway, that was turned into a pedestrian mall. It forms the pivotal axis for the grid of roads within the district.
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Brisbane is the state capital of the Australian state of Queensland and is the largest city in that state
Brisbane is named after the river on which it sits which
Brisbane was classified as a gamma
world city+ in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory by Loughborough University Approximately 1,000,000 US troops passed through Australia during
World War II The city has retained some heritage buildings dating back to 1820s
Brisbane City Council is the largest local government body (in terms of population and budget) in Australia
Port of Brisbane is the 3rd most important port in Australia for value of goods Brisbane is the third-most popular destination for international tourist after
Sydney and Melbourne
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Suburbs: Belmont, Bridgeman Downs, Brookfield, Bulimba, Chandler, Coopers Plains, Durack, Graceville, Hemmant, Jamboree Heights, Kenmore, Mount Gravatt, Rochedale, Riverhills, Salisbury, Sherwood, Tennyson, Upper Brookfield, Wacol, Zillmere
Localities: North Quay, Mount Petrie, Toohey Mountain, Enoggera Hill, Buranda, Taylor Range (Queensland)
Other places: John Oxley Library, Queensland Maritime Museum, Centenary Pool, Spring Hills Baths, The Family Niteclub, Conrad Treasury Casino, Castlemaine Perkins brewery, Bulwer Island Refinery, Brisbane Magistrates Court, World Expo Park
Shopping Malls: Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Garden City Shopping Centre, McWhirters, Queen Street Mall, The Myer Centre, Brookside Shopping Centre
Building and structures: Aurora Tower, Casino Towers, Orient Hotel, Brisbane, Executive Building, Brisbane, South Bank Ferry Wharves, Tennyson Tennis Centre, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Princess Alexandra Hospital Busway Station, Brisbane, Pinkenba Wharf, Plough Inn, Ship Inn, Trilogy Tower
Bridges: Hale Street Link, William Jolly Bridge, Victoria Bridge, Story Bridge
Parks: Newstead Park, Victoria Park, King Edward Park, Hardgrave Park, E.E.McCormick Place, Sir John Chandler Park, Toohey Forest Conservation Park, Downey Park, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Roma Street Parkland, Indooroopilly Island Conservation Park, New Farm Park, Sherwood Arboretum
Dams and Waterways: Brisbane River, Breakfast Creek, Norman Creek, Cubberla Creek, Tingalpa Creek, Gold Creek Reservoir, Bramble Bay, Waterloo Bay, Kedron Brook, Bulimba Creek, Leslie Harrison Dam, Cabbage Tree Creek
Streets and roadways: Brunswick Street, Stanley Street, Grey Street, Inner City Bypass, Logan Road, Ipswich Road, George Street, Coronation Drive, Port of Brisbane Motorway, Houghton Highway, Hale Street, Kingsford Smith Drive, Charlotte Street, Wickham Terrace, Sandgate Road, Lutwyche Road, Milton Road, Moggill Road
Hospitals: Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Mater Health Services, Brisbane Private Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital, Wesley Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital
Performance venues: Suncorp Piazza, Brisbane Powerhouse, Roundhouse Theatre, QUT Gardens Theatre, Cement Box Theatre, Metro Arts Theatre, Schonell Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Her Majesty's Theatre
Events: Riverfestival, Brisbane Marathon, Ekka, 1974 Brisbane flood, Livid, Brisbane Pride Festival, Red Flag Riots (1919)
People: James Cockle, Brian Walsh, William Jolly, Frank Sleeman, Roy Harvey, John Cameron, J. C. Slaughter, Stefan Ackerie, Henry P. Somerset, Thomas Pamphlett, Clem Jones, Jim Soorley, Tim Quinn, Sallyanne Atkinson, John Bingle, William Edwardson, Patrick Mayne, James O'Neill Mayne, Mary Emilia Mayne
Clubs/Organisations/Groups: Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, 4ZZZ
Local companies: Brisbane Airport Corporation, Brisbane CityWorks, Orrcon, Millers Retail, Realestate.com.au, PIPE Networks, South Bank Corporation
Education: Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, Southbank Institute of TAFE, Yeronga Institute, Australian College of Natural Medicine, Brisbane School of Arts, St Aidan's Anglican Girls School, Queensland Academy for Creative Industries, Hendra Secondary College, Mt Maria College
Media/Publications: QTQ 9, BTQ 7, TVQ 10, ABC, SBS, Briz 31, Nova 106.9, B105, 4MMM, Brisbane Times, The Courier-Mail, The Sunday Mail, minni magazine This is a suggested list. You can
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