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  1. Launceston, Tasmania - Wikipedia

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    Launceston has a population of 110,472 in the significant urban area (2020). Launceston is the second most populous city in Tasmania after the state capital, Hobart, As of 2020, launceston is the 17th largest city in Australia. Launceston is third-largest inland city and the ninth-largest non-capital city in Australia.

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    • 110,500 (2021) (17th)
  2. Launceston Map | Tasmania Travel Guide

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    Launceston Map. For those flying in, the Launceston Airport is about 20 minutes from the Central Business District. The Spirit of Tasmania Ferry arrives into Devonport, about a 1 hour drive from Launceston. Hobart is 2 hours drive down the Heritage Highway through the Midlands.

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  4. City of Launceston - Wikipedia

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    Launceston City Council (or City of Launceston) is a local government body in Tasmania, located in the city and surrounds of Launceston in the north of the state. The Launceston local government area is classified as urban and has a population of 67,449, which also encompasses the localities including Lilydale, Targa and through to Swan Bay on the eastern side of the Tamar River

    • 47.701/km² (123.54/sq mi)
    • 1 January 1853
    • 1,414 km² (545.9 sq mi)
    • 67,449 (2018)
  5. Local government areas of Tasmania - Wikipedia

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    Councils of Tasmania are the 29 administrative districts of the Australian state of Tasmania. Local government areas (LGAs), more generally known as councils, are the tier of government responsible for the management of local duties such as road maintenance, town planning and waste management.

  6. Launceston, Tasmania — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2

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    The first in­hab­i­tants of the area of Launce­s­ton were largely no­madic Abo­rig­i­nal Tas­ma­ni­ansbe­lieved to have been part of the North Mid­lands Tribe. The first white vis­i­tors did not ar­rive until 1798, when George Bass and Matthew Flinders were sent to ex­plore the pos­si­bil­ity that there was a strait be­tween Aus­tralia and Van Diemen's Land(now Tas­ma­nia). They orig­i­nally landed in Port Dal­rym­ple (the mouth of the Tamar River), 40 kilo­me­tres (25 mi) to the north-west of Launceston. The first sig­nif­i­cant colo­nial set­tle­ment in the re­gion dates from 1804, when the com­man­dant of the British gar­ri­son Lt. Col. William Pa­ter­son, and his men set up a camp on the cur­rent site of George Town. A few weeks later, the set­tle­ment was moved across the river to York Town, and a year later was moved to its de­fin­i­tive po­si­tion where Launce­s­ton stands. Ini­tially the set­tle­ment was called Pa­ter­so­nia; how­ever, Pa­ter­son later changed the name to La...

    Launce­s­ton is at 43°27′32″S 141°8′41″E / 43.45889°S 141.14472°E / -43.45889; 141.14472 in the Tamar Val­ley, North­ern Tas­ma­nia. The val­ley was formed by vol­canic and glacial forces over 10 mil­lion years ago.The city is ap­prox­i­mately 45 kilo­me­tres (28 mi) south of the Bass Strait, with its clos­est neigh­bour-city being De­von­port, ap­prox­i­mately 99 kilo­me­tres (62 mi) to the north west.Launce­s­ton com­bines steep (orig­i­nally heav­ily wooded) ridges and low-ly­ing areas (orig­i­nally wet­lands – with parts of the sub­urbs of In­veresk and In­ver­may below high-tide level).As a re­sult, areas of Launce­s­ton are sub­ject to land­slip prob­lems, while oth­ers are li­able to poor drainage and pe­ri­odic flood­ing. The topog­ra­phy of the area is not con­ducive to easy dis­per­sion of air­borne pol­lu­tion, due to the phe­nom­e­non of ther­mal in­ver­sion. Dur­ing re­cent years the city's air qual­ity has im­proved. Stud­ies in­di­cate that 73% per­cent of air pol­...

    A large por­tion of Launce­s­ton is con­tained within the City of Launce­s­ton local gov­ern­ment area, al­though some outer sub­urbs are part of ad­ja­cent coun­cil dis­tricts: for in­stance River­side and Legana are part of the West Tamar Coun­cil; Prospect Vale and Black­stone Heights are in­cluded in the Me­an­der Val­ley Coun­cil. Launce­s­ton City Coun­cil meet­ings are held in the Launce­s­ton Town Hall. The Mayor of the City of Launce­s­ton uses the hon­orific the Right Wor­ship­ful. In 2002, Janie Dick­en­son be­came the youngest fe­male elected mayor in Australia. The cur­rent mayor, Al­bert Van Zetten, who was ini­tially elected in 2007, be­fore being re-elected in 2009, 2011 and 2014. State Upper House seats that in­cor­po­rate parts of Launce­s­ton are the Elec­toral Di­vi­sions of Pa­ter­son, Win­der­mere and Ro­se­vears. For fed­eral elec­tions, Launce­s­ton falls within the Di­vi­sion of Bass, with the sit­ting mem­ber being Ross Hart for the Aus­tralian Labor Party...

    Along with being a major re­tail cen­tre with an av­er­age of 75% of mar­ket share in sur­round­ing local coun­cils, Launce­s­ton is a major ser­vice cen­tre for the north of Tasmania. The city is home to a cam­pus of the Uni­ver­sity of Tas­ma­nia in­clud­ing the Aus­tralian Mar­itime Col­lege; and has a minor min­er­als and man­u­fac­tur­ing base. City of Launce­s­ton's Gross Re­gional Prod­uct (GRP) is es­ti­mated at $3.85 bil­lion, which rep­re­sents 15.6% of the Tas­ma­nia's Gross State Prod­uct (GSP). Its im­por­tance as an eco­nomic cen­tre is clear as the largest econ­omy in North­ern Tas­ma­nia. Launce­s­ton is a major hub for the re­gional agri­cul­tural and pas­toral ac­tiv­i­ties. His­tor­i­cally, this has been con­nected with the grow­ing of ap­ples – in re­cent years the stress has moved to viti­cul­ture. Su­perfine wool re­mains an im­por­tant part of the rural econ­omy of north-east Tas­ma­nia and wool sales in Launce­s­ton at­tract many in­ter­na­tional buyers. The...

    Arts and entertainment

    Launce­s­ton is home to the Queen Vic­to­ria Mu­seum and Art Gallery, which was es­tab­lished in 1891.Now the largest mu­seum lo­cated out­side a cap­i­tal city in Aus­tralia, the Queen Vic­to­ria Mu­seum and Art Gallery is lo­cated at two sites across the city: the orig­i­nal pur­pose built build­ing at Royal Park and an­other at the In­veresk Cul­tural Precinct, on the grounds of the for­mer rail­way sta­tion and rail yards in build­ings largely con­verted from the for­mer Rail­way Workshop...

    Sport

    Sport is a pop­u­lar recre­ational and spec­ta­tor ac­tiv­ity in Launce­s­ton and like most of the state, cricket and Aus­tralian rules foot­ball are pop­u­lar sports. The city has been the birth­place of two promi­nent Aus­tralian crick­eters; the for­mer Aus­tralian cricket cap­tain Ricky Ponting and the re­tired crick­eter and Aus­tralian se­lec­tor David Boon. The first first-class cricket match played in Aus­tralia was at the North­ern Tas­ma­nia Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Ground be­tween t...

    Media

    Launce­s­ton's local news­pa­per The Ex­am­iner was founded by James Aiken­head in 1842, and has been con­tin­u­ally pub­lished ever since. The news­pa­per is cur­rently owned by Nine En­ter­tain­ment Co (Nine hav­ing merged with Fair­fax Mediain 2018). Along with the rest of the state, the city has four free-to-air tele­vi­sion sta­tions, in­clud­ing two gov­ern­ment funded chan­nels from the Aus­tralian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion (ABC), the Spe­cial Broad­cast­ing Ser­vice (SBS) and two...

    Health

    Launce­s­ton Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal is Launce­s­ton's 300-bed pub­lic hos­pi­tal, lo­cated just south of the city cen­tre. Every year, LGH treats over 24,000 in­pa­tients and over 225,000 out­pa­tients. St Lukes Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal and St Vin­cent's Hos­pi­tal are the major pri­vate fa­cil­i­ties. Launce­s­ton was also the lo­ca­tion of the first use of anaes­the­sia in the South­ern Hemisphere.Launce­s­ton is also the hub for the state's med­ical re­trieval ser­vice. The Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor S...

    Transport

    The car is by far the most dom­i­nant form of trans­port in Launce­s­ton, with the city hav­ing 721 km of urban and rural roads, even though much of the CBD has nar­row one-way streets.Since Feb­ru­ary 1998, Launce­s­ton has been ser­viced by the Tas­man­ian gov­ern­ment-owned and op­er­ated pub­lic bus ser­vice Metro Tas­ma­nia. In ad­di­tion, Red­line of­fers school ser­vices and trav­els to many des­ti­na­tions across Tasmania.Be­cause of its cen­tral lo­ca­tion, Launce­s­ton is the hub of...

    Port

    The port is lo­cated on the Tamar river.

    No­table peo­ple from or who have lived in Launce­s­ton in­clude: 1. Marcos Ambrose, NASCAR driver 2. Simon Baker, actor 3. David Boon, cricketer 4. Harry Cooper, TV veterinarian 5. Belle Gibson, scam artist 6. Alexander Tasman Marshall(1881-1966) was an Australian politician and member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly 7. Ricky Ponting, cricketer 8. Bec Rawlings, boxer 9. Peter Sculthorpe, composer 10. Rachael Taylor, actress 11. John Youl, an early clergyman, St John's Church of England 12. Simon Hussey, Songwriter and Record Producer

    Wooley, Charles; Tatlow, Michael (2007). Walk in Old Launceston: Your Guide to Two Wondrous Hours : Colonial Horrors, Heroism and Splendour. Walk Guides Australia.

    Watch historical footage of Launceston, Burnie, Hobart and the rest of Tasmania from the National Film and Sound Archiveof Australia's collection.
  7. Category:Launceston, Tasmania - Wikipedia

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    Launceston is a city in the state of Tasmania, Australia . Wikimedia Commons has media related to Launceston, Tasmania.

  8. Old maps of Launceston

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    North Coast of Tasmania. River Tamar (from the Sea to Launceston.) 1898 [North Coast of Tasmania. River Tamar (from the Sea to Launceston.) The entrance of the River with Port Dalrymple and the approaches to Georgetown from a Survey by Staff Commr.

  9. Electoral division of Launceston - Wikipedia

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    The electoral division of Launceston is one of 15 electorates or seats in the Tasmanian Legislative Council, created in 2008.It also previously existed until 1999, when it was abolished and substantially incorporated into the new division of Paterson, which was in turn abolished in 2008.

  10. pulingina to lutruwita (Tasmania) Place Names Map

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    pulingina to lutruwita (Tasmania) Place Names Map. Click here to open the map.The map can be used on computer, phones or tablet. To mark 2019 International Year of Indigenous languages, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre is excited to present this interactive map of the Aboriginal names of over 180 places in lutruwita.

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