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 (brĭz′bən, -bān′)
A city of eastern Australia on the Brisbane River, about 345 km (215 mi) long, near its mouth on Moreton Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. The area was settled in 1824 as a penal colony.


(Placename) a port in E Australia, the capital of Queensland: founded in 1824 as a penal settlement; vast agricultural hinterland. Pop: 2 189 878 (2013)


(ˈbrɪz beɪn, -bən)

the capital of Queensland, in E Australia. 1,302,000.
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Noun1.Brisbane - capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia
Queensland - a state in northeastern Australia
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