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Launceston, Tasmania

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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
Population: 84,153 [1] (20th)
Postcode: 7250
Coordinates: 41°26′31″S 147°8′42″E / 41.44194°S 147.14500°E / -41.44194; 147.14500Coordinates: 41°26′31″S 147°8′42″E / 41.44194°S 147.14500°E / -41.44194; 147.14500
Area: 435.4 km² (168.1 sq mi) [2] (2011 urban)
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST)



Mayor: Albert Van Zetten
LGA: City of Launceston
Federal Division:
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 ' Mount Barrow
Great Lake Longford Campbell Town

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.


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