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Brisbane, Australia
(From 2002 to now)

Brisbane, Queensland, is one of the three largest cities in Australia. It is located 996km north of Sydney, about an hour away by airplane. As the center of Australia’s economy, Brisbane has shown 4.3% growth rates every year. Historically, the city was developed in order to build a facility for criminals from Britain in 1824, but was opened to the public in 1842 with the closing of such facilities. Brisbane was officially recognized as a city in 1902. More recently, Brisbane has been known for various conferences and events, including the World Expo in 1988 and Lions Clubs International in 1991. In particular, the meeting of Lions Clubs International was first held in the southern hemisphere at that time. It is also well-known for having a large number of parks (about 1,000 parks).

Climate

Brisbane has a subtropical climate, and many describe the weather as a beautiful day” or “can’t be better.
The annual mean maximum temperature is 25°C.

Industry

Brisbane is Australia’s fastest-growing city, as the population growth rate is twice that of the rest of the country, driven by increasing investment and economic development in the city. Brisbane is focusing resources on the development of venture companies, support to firms and R&D, commercialization of products, and growth of IT & telecommunications for further economic development with a vision to turn the city into the hub of technology in Australia by 2010. Brisbane has Wacol Industrial Estate, and the Brisbane Port serves as a cargo port for increasing trade. Major exports include oil, coal, ore, grain, meat, and cotton, while major imports are machinery, chemicals, steel, automobiles, wood, and paper. Meanwhile, the city has developed its fishing industry and manufacturing of automobile parts because of a Ford factory.

Society & Culture

The population is 96.6% Magyar, followed by 1.6% German, 1.1% Slovakian, 0.3% southern Slave, and 0.2% Romanian. About 250,000 gypsy people live in the northeast of Hungary. The major language is the Hungarian (Magyar) language, which belongs to Ural-Altaic languages such as Finnish and Estonian. In addition, 65.7% of the population are members of the Roman Catholic Church and 20% believe in Calvinism. Hungary has well preserved its traditional culture, including folk music and embroidery.

Tourism

Brisbane has buildings included in the World Cultural Heritage List, and most of them have survived for over 100 years. Because of the subtropical climate, Brisbane has great botanical gardens and a Japanese garden, as well as South Bank. Many tourists love Brisbane because it is near the Gold Coast. As 14% of the population is Chinese, a large Chinatown has been established as well.

History of Exchanges

History of Exchanges
Mar. 1997 A delegation with the deputy mayor visits Brisbane
Jun. 1997 Tim Quinn, deputy mayor, attends a meeting with mayors of the World Technopolis Association (WTA)
Feb. 1998 A delegation of researchers with the director of international relations from Daejeon visits Brisbane
Sep. 1998 Tim Quinn, deputy mayor, attends the meeting for establishing the WTA
Mar. 1999 The mayor of Daejeon attends the 2nd Asia-Pacific City Summit (APCS)
Jul. 1999 A delegation with the manager of IT visits the call center
Aug. 1999 A team organizing Techno Mart visits Brisbane
Nov. 1999 Brisbane participates in the 1st WTA Techno Mart (eight companies)
Sep. 2000 A delegation with Tim Quinn, deputy mayor, visits Daejeon
Oct. 2000 Tim Quinn, deputy mayor, attends the 2nd WTA general meeting
Mar. 2001 A letter of Intent is exchanged with Brisbane
Jun. 17, 2002 A sisterhood relationship is set up with Brisbane
Jun. 17, 2002 A meeting with mayors of the sister cities is held
Apr. 2003 The Daejeon Art Company participates in a Korea Day event held in Queensland
Oct. 2003 The 1st workshop by youths from the two sister cities is held by the International Exchange Center of Korea (attended by Bob Davis, chief secretary)
Oct. 2003 The Asia-Pacific City Summit (APCS) is attended by a delegation with deputy mayors
Aug. 2004 A public official of Daejeon serves in Brisbane for four months (Seongbae Jo, 6th grade public servant, civil engineering)
Oct. 2004 Jinseong Kim, the chairman of the council for sisterhood with Brisbane, exchanges books with Brisbane, sets up a sisterhood with the Rotary Club, and discusses economic exchanges among private companies
Apr. 2005 GSE from Queensland makes a visit (five members)
May-Jul. 2006 A public official of Brisbane serves in Daejeon (Berry Hancock, HR)
Jul. 24-29, 2006 A Daejeon delegation participates in the 5th WTA general meeting
Oct. 19, 2006 Jinseong Kim, chairman of the council for sisterhood with Brisbane, makes a courtesy visit
Jun. 5, 2007 The director of the secretariat for the Asia-Pacific City Summit (APCS) visits Daejeon for promotion
Jun. 5, 2007 The staff of Sacred Heart Primary School visits and has a meeting for promotion as well as for setting up a sisterhood relationship with Jangdae Primary School
Aug. 29-Sep. 4, 2007 A delegation with Mayor Seonghyo Bak (seven members) attends APCS, Brisbane
Jul. 28-30, 2008 A delegation with Campbell Newman, the mayor of Brisbane, visits Daejeon (15 members)
Sep. 19-20, 2009 A delegation with Campbell Newman, the mayor of Brisbane, visits Daejeon after participating in APCS, Incheon (15 members)

July, 2011

Representatives from Daejeon take part in APCS in Brisbane

July, 2012 A

Delegation from Daejeon visits Brisbane for the 10th sistership anniversary