Definition of Brisbane in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrizbən/
The capital of Queensland, Australia; population 1,945,639 (2008). It was founded in 1824 as a penal colony.


Named after Sir Thomas Brisbane (1773–1860), governor of New South Wales 1821–25.

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Syllabification: Bris·bane

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