Launceston, Tasmania

Population: 68,088 *

Latitude: -41.440

Longitude: 147.139

Dialing Code: 03 (+61 3 from overseas)

Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10), AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11)

Current Time: 19/07/2024 11:43:38 pm

* Source for population data: 2001 census figures

The second largest city in Tasmania (after the state capital Hobart), Launceston is located in the north-east of Tasmania at the meeting point of three rivers: the North Esk, the South Esk, and the Tamar. Launceston was settled in 1804 and named after Launceston in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Industry in Launcestion and the surrounding areas includes agriculture, entertainment, manufacturing, eductaion and financial services. Tourism is also a major industry in Launceston, with many local attractions including the Cataract Gorge, The Boags brewery, the Aurora Stadium and the Tamar Valley and it's vineyards.

Launceston has four sister cities around the world: Napa in the USA, Taiyuan in China, Ikeda in Japan and Seremban in Malaysia.

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