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Line breaks: Bris|bane
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪzbən

Definition of Brisbane in English:

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


named after Sir Thomas Brisbane (see Brisbane, Sir Thomas).

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