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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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The island State of Tasmania lies off the south of the south-east corner of the Australian mainland. Roughly triangular, with the greatest breadth in the north, the main Tasmanian island (94% of the total area of the State) extends from latitude 4038' south to 4339' south, and from longitude 14436' east to 14823' east.

The coastline is bound by the Southern Ocean on the south and west, the Tasman Sea on the east, and Bass Strait, averaging 240 km in width, to the north.

The area of the State, including the lesser islands, is 68,102 square kilometres or about 0.9% of the total area of Australia; it is just under one-third the size of Victoria, the smallest mainland State.


AREA OF MAJOR ISLANDS, Tasmania(a)

Island
Area (km2)

Mainland Tasmania
64,103
Flinders
1,340
King
1,094
Cape Barren
465
Bruny
353
Macquarie
124
Maria
101
Robbins
99
Clarke
82
Hunter
71
Three Hummock
70
Schouten
28
Other islands
173
Total Tasmania
68,102

(a) Calculated areas include all land above mean high water mark and include lakes.

Source: 1:25,000 and 1:5,000 topographic maps, Information Land Services, Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment and 1:50,000 topographic maps, Australian Antarctic Division.


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