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.
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)
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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.
Launceston (/ ˈlɒnsɛstən / (listen)) is a major city in the north of Tasmania, Australia, at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (kanamaluka). Launceston has a population of 110,472 in the significant urban area (2020).
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.
Several of Tasmania's largest rivers have been dammed at some point to provide hydroelectricity. Many rivers begin in the Central Highlands and flow out to the coast. Tasmania's major population centres are mainly situated around estuaries (some of which are named rivers). Wikipedia (CC-BY-SA 3.0)