Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, Australia. It is located on the Brisbane River, which flows into Moreton Bay. The city is known for its subtropical climate, its many parks and gardens, and its vibrant cultural scene. Brisbane is a relatively young city, with its first European settlement dating back to 1824. However, the area has been inhabited by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years. The city's name is derived from the word "Brisbane", which is an Aboriginal word meaning "meeting place of the waters". Brisbane is a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as the Story Bridge, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, and the Queensland Museum. The city is also home to a number of sporting teams, including the Brisbane Broncos (rugby league), the Brisbane Roar (A-League soccer), and the Brisbane Heat (Big Bash League cricket).