Launceston, Tasmania

city in the north of Tasmania, Australia

Launceston is a city in Australia. It is the second biggest city in the state of Tasmania. It has about 100,000 people. It is at the place where the North Esk, South Esk and Tamar Rivers meet. It was founded in 1806.

Montage of Launceston. Clockwise from left – Launceston panorama, Launceston Post Office, Paterson Street, Australian Technical College (ATC), King's Bridge, Boer War Memorial, The Barbezat Fountain, The Examiner building
Launceston is located in Tasmania
Coordinates41°26′31″S 147°8′42″E / 41.44194°S 147.14500°E / -41.44194; 147.14500
Population84,153 (2016 census)[1] (20th)
 • Density193.277/km2 (500.59/sq mi)
Area435.4 km2 (168.1 sq mi)[2] (2011 urban)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s)City of Launceston
Federal division(s)
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
18.6 °C
65 °F
7.4 °C
45 °F
687.0 mm
27 in
Localities around Launceston:
Exeter Weymouth Lilydale
Deloraine Launceston Mount Barrow
Great Lake Longford Campbell Town

References change

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Launceston (Significant Urban Area)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017-12-06.  
  2. "2011 Census Community Profiles: Launceston". ABS Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2016.