|Slogan or nickname||The Apple Isle|
Other Australian states and territories
|• Premier||Jeremy Rockliff (Liberal)|
|• Population||571,165 (6th)|
|• Highest point||Mount Ossa|
1,167 m (3,829 ft)
|Gross state product|
|• Product ($m)||$AU$32.102 billion (8th)|
|• Product per capita||$AU$59,779 (7th)|
|Time zone(s)||UTC+10:00 (AEST)|
|• House seats||5/150|
|• Senate seats||12/76|
|• ISO 3166-2||AU-TAS|
|• Floral||Leatherwood (unofficial)|
|• Animal||Tasmanian devil|
|• Bird||Yellow wattlebird (unofficial)|
|• Mineral or gemstone||Crocoite|
Tasmania (Palawa Kani: lutruwita) is a large island off the southern coast of mainland Australia. It is a state of Australia. Its capital and the largest city is Hobart. The island was joined to the mainland until the end of the most recent ice age about 10,000 years ago.
Tasmania has wonderful natural history, and is the most forested part of Australia. It has the country's largest areas of temperate rainforest. One of its many unique trees is the Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida). This is a common tree in wet forests, and there are four related species on the mainland.
Brief account[change | change source]
Tasmania is a state of Australia. Unlike the other states, it is an island. The Bass Strait separates it from the Australian mainland.
Australian aboriginals are the native people of Tasmania. Abel Janszoon Tasman landed on the island in 1642. He called it "Van Diemen's Land". It was later called Tasmania. Much later, people came from Europe, mostly from the British Empire, to live on the island.
Cities and towns[change | change source]
Population[change | change source]
Tasmania is the smallest state in Australia. It also has the smallest population. The total population of Tasmania is just over 500,000 (September 2014).
History[change | change source]
For an history of Tasmania, see Van Diemen's Land.
Darwin Crater[change | change source]
It is just in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. The crater is a rimless circular flat-floored depression, 1.2 km (0.75 mi) in diameter, in mountainous and heavily forested terrain. It is East of the West Coast Range and the former North Mount Lyell Railway formation.
Places to visit[change | change source]
Tasmania has some of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. They range from old country towns to up to date cities. Some popular tourist places are:
Famous Tasmanians[change | change source]
- Errol Flynn, actor, best known for his role in the 1930s as Robin Hood
- Ricky Ponting, former Australian Cricket Captain
- Peter Crumpton, author
- David Boon, cricket player
- Don Kay, composer
- Madison Courto, musician
- Princess Mary Donaldson of Denmark
- Allanah Hill, fashion designer
- Simon Baker, actor
References[change | change source]
|States and territories of Australia|
|New South Wales • Queensland • South Australia • Tasmania • Victoria • Western Australia|
|Mainland: Australian Capital Territory • Jervis Bay Territory • Northern Territory|
|Overseas: Ashmore and Cartier Islands • Australian Antarctic Territory • Norfolk Island • Christmas Island • Cocos (Keeling) Islands • Coral Sea Islands • Heard and McDonald Islands|