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Brisbane is a small city located in California in the northern part of San Mateo County on the lower slopes of San Bruno Mountain. It is located on the southern border of San Francisco, on the northeastern edge of South San Francisco, next to the San Francisco Bay and near the San Francisco International Airport. The population was 4,282 as of the 2010 census.Brisbane is called "The City of Stars" because of a holiday tradition established over 65 years ago. At the start of the Christmas/Hanukkah season, many residents and business owners place large, illuminated stars, some as big as 10ft or more in diameter, on the downhill sides of homes and offices throughout Brisbane. Many of the stars are kept up all year.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.1sqmi, of which 3.1sqmi is land and 17.0sqmi (84.58%) is water, the latter the Brisbane Lagoon. A remnant of San Francisco Bay, the Lagoon was formed by the construction of the U. S. Highway 101 causeway, and became diminished as most of its north and central portions were filled with landfill. Brisbane sits at the southeast corner of the Guadalupe Valley.Guadalupe Valley Creek is a small creek which flows east through Brisbane along the north flank of San Bruno Mountain and enters the Brisbane Lagoon after passing under the Tunnel Avenue bridge.Brisbane is in California. Our United States road trip planning website allows you to schedule your trip to Brisbane, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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