Tasmania By rachel freanne and logan

Geography :Tasmania (TAS)

Climate in Tasmania: Summer lasts from December to February when the average maximum sea temperature is 21*C (70*F). On land, maximum temperatures average 20*C (68*F) to 24*C (75*F) along the coast and in the lowlands, such as around Launceston.

Tasmania has many volcanoes but have all been inactive in recent geological times.

Tasmania has rounded, smooth mountain ranges that are similar to those of the mainland. The most mountainous region is the 'Central Highlands' area, which covers most of the central western part of the state.

Tasmania is a relatively small, mountainous island geographically isolated from mainland Australia. Its large variety of habitats has resulted in a diverse and unique array of plant species that includes flowering plants, conifers, mosses, liverworts, lichens, fungi and algae.

Tasmania has many animals such as:

~The Tasmanian devil, an iconic Tasmanian mammal.

~Platypus.

~Short-beaked echidna.

~Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

~Common bushtail possum.

~Eastern grey kangaroo.

Why is Tasmania called Tasmania?

Tasman named the island Anthony van Diemens Land after his sponsor Anthony van Diemen, the Govenor of the Dutch East Indies. The name was later shortened to Van Diemens Land by the British. It was officially renamed Tasmania in the honor of its first European discoverer on 1 of January 1856.

How Many People Populate Tasmania?

Answer: 515,000

How Did Tasmania separate from Australia?

Answer:Tasmania is Australia's only island state. It has the smallest land area of any state, and has the smallest population, with roughly 500,000 inhabitants. It separated from the Australian mainland by a body of water called the Bass Strait that has isolated Tasmania for thousands of years.

How far away is Tasmania from Australia?

Answer:from the exact middle of Australia, it is 2,120 km

Answer:from the closest point on the Australian mainland around 150 miles away.

Famous landforms in Tasmania

Mount Ossa
Northern Escarpent
Cradle Mountain
Ben Lomond

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