Covering a land area of 68,401 sq. km, the island state of Tasmania is Australia’s smallest state that is located off the southern coast of Australia. As observed on the map, Tasmania is the most mountainous state in Australia. The central and western parts of the island state are dominated by the Central Highlands. Mount Ossa, which rises to an elevation of 1,617m is the highest point in Tasmania. The central-eastern parts of the island state are occupied by the flat Midlands. Most parts of Tasmania are covered by dense forests and the Southwest National Park supports some of the Southern Hemisphere’s remaining temperate rainforests. With an area of 3,800sq.km, Tarkine which is located in the island’s extreme northwestern part hosts Australia’s largest temperate rainforest. Due to the island’s rugged topography, there are many rivers in Tasmania such as the Derwent, South Esk, etc. Some of the notable lakes in Tasmania include Great Lake, Gordon Lake, and Pedder Lake. The lowest point in Tasmania is the Indian Ocean (0m).
The Island State of Tasmania is administratively divided into a total of 29 administrative districts or Local government areas. In alphabetical order, these local government areas are Break O’Day, Brighton, Burnie, Central Coast, Central Highlands, Circular Head, Clarence, Derwent Valley, Devonport, Dorset, Flinders, George Town, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Glenorchy, Hobart, Huon Valley, Kentish, King Island, Kingborough, Latrobe, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, Sorell, Southern Midlands, Tasman, Waratah-Wynyard, West Coast and West Tamar.
Covering a total area of 90,758 sq. km, the island state of Tasmania includes the principal island of Tasmania and over 334 small islands. The principal Tasmania island covers an area of 64,519 sq. km and is the world’s 26th largest island. Located in the southeastern edge of the main island on the Derwent River estuary is Hobart – the capital, the largest and the most populous city of Tasmania. Hobart also serves as the major seaport of Tasmania.
Tasmania is an island state located off the southern coast of Australia. It is geographically positioned both the Southern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Tasmania is bordered by the Indian Ocean in the west, and by the Tasman Sea in the east. In the north, the shallow Bass Strait separates Tasmania from the Australian mainland.
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