Brisbane – a multicultural metropolis on the banks of a small, unified river. The largest city in the state of Queensland and its capital.
Climatically, Brisbane is subject to seasonal changes. The long, dry and relatively cool season (July-September) brings a warm, hot and humid climatic regime. During this period, heavy rainfall is a major hazard, and can be the cause of floods, which have hit Brisbane more than once (the worst in 1974 and 2011).
European explorers began in Brisbane in 1823. Even as early as 1825, a colony of soldiers was founded in honor of Henry Henry Henry of Brisbane, governor of New South Wales. In 1859 the colony, which by then had grown into a civil settlement, was made a township of Quinceland. Soon there followed the «ddah » and the population of Brisbane increased tenfold. As a matter of fact, Brisbane did not become a city until 1925. Before that, it consisted of a dozen municipalities, squeezed side by side. In terms of growth rate, Brisbane is the leader in Austria, and one-fifth of its population – foreigners.
The coastal area of Brisbane is divided by nature into the northern business district (City Center), where the shops, shops, and salons abound, and the southern district, where there are more recreational facilities. The most popular form of recreation in Brisbane is hiking in the countryside. There are a number of historic sites in the city, including the Great Parkland, Mount Coote, South Brook, Botanical Gardens, the Koala Nature Reserve, the ANZAC Park, and more.
Brishbanes charm lies in its Victorian quarters, which contrasts sharply with the neo-baroque buildings and modern structures. Notable buildings include the Cathedral of St. Stephen (1874), the Cathedral of St. John (1901), the Parliament House (1868) in the French Renaissance style, the Government House, and the Stone Quarry Mill (1828). It is distinguished by the area of «dolina Fortitude» with a chitian quartal. In the capital city of Queensland one can visit museums, exhibitions, art centers. The citys beaches are frequented not only by vacationers, but also by divers who want to admire the beauties of the coral reefs.
- Air quality: 34 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 2,100,000 people
- GDP: $54,069 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 18 Mbps
- Best wireless: Virgin
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: Tipping in Australia is not standard etiquette so you should never feel obligated to leave a gratuity. Tipping is just a discretionary thing if people feel that they’ve had good service. The standart is 10%, although 5% will probably do in a cafe.
- Apartment listings: GumTree
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: River City Labs
- Online electronics shop: Kogan
- Best short-haul air carrier: Jetstar
- Best intl air carrier: Qantas
- Monthly costs for expat: $2400
- Monthly costs for family: $5600
- Monthly costs for local: $1600
- Meal: $16
- Small Cola: $2.5
- Beer 1 Pint: $8
- Coffee: $3
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