Brisbane is one of the most charming cities in Australia.
Are you interested in discovering more about this amazing city? Have a look at 5 curiosities and facts about it below!
1- BRISBANE HAS THE LARGEST CITY HALL BUILDING IN AUSTRALIA
Located in the heart of the CBD, Brisbane City Hall is Australia’s largest city hall building.
2- THE SUNNY CITY
Brisbane has an average of 283 sunny days per year.
It is known for being the sunniest city in Australia.
3- THE THIRD MOST POPULOUS CITY IN AUSTRALIA
Brisbane is the 3rd most populous city in Australia, right after Sydney and Melbourne.
The city’s population represents 19% of the national population.
4- FAMOUS NICKNAMES
Brissy, Brizzy, River City, Brisvegas…
The city counts on some friendly nicknames.
5- BRISBANE HAS AN ARTIFICIAL BEACH
The city has no beaches and it is crossed by the Brisbane River.
However, Brisbane has a famous artificial beach right in the middle of the city center.
South Bank artificial beach is 2,000 square meters of concrete formed by about 4,000 cubic meters of sand.
The sand around the beach comes from the Canal Rous, in Moreton Bay, and each year the beach is supplemented with an additional 70 tons to ensure good condition.
Almost half of the lagoon area is on reclaimed land that was once the Brisbane River.
The beach area comprises a lagoon with enough water to fill five Olympic-sized swimming pools, with sandy beaches, palm trees, rocky streams, and subtropical trees, and exotic plantations.
Photo by Alice Duffield on Unsplash
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