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How wide is Tasmania?

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At its widest point from east to west, Tasmania spans 315 km.

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What is the longitude and latitude of Tasmania?

THE latitude and longitude of Tasmania is 147 E and 42 S


Why is Tasmania called Tasmania?

Tasmania has had two different names.Tasmania's original name was Van Diemen's Land and it was named after the Governor of Batavia, Antony Van Diemen.In the mid 1800s, it was renamed after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, the first European to discover and land on the island.


How old is Tasmania?

It depends on what you mean by "how old". Much of Tasmania is composed of dolerite which means the island began life as stewing magma agitating under the earth's crust until, some 145-199 million years ago, it spewed forth from the belly of the earth during the Jurassic period. Much later, about ten thousand years ago, Tasmania split off from the mainland of Australia, compelled by tectonic forces to begin a new life as an island. Anthropological evidence suggests man occupied Tasmania some 35,000 years ago, long before it drifted out to sea. In 1642, Abel Tasman, the European to discover the island, spotted Tasmania. British colonies occupied the island in the early 19th century.


Who founded Tasmania?

Tasmania could be said to have been founded by Lieutenant-Governor David Collins in 1804. He was directed by the British Government to establish a convict settlement on Australia's southern coast. This settlement did not succeed due to the lack of fresh water, suitable local timber and the fact that the treacherous entrance to Port Phillip Bay made the site unusable as a whaling base.Collins had heard that there was better land and timber in Van Diemen's Land, so he moved most of the settlement across Bass Strait, and established Hobart on the Derwent River early in 1804.


Are there any places named after Tasman?

The Australian island state of Tasmania is named after Tasman. He was the one who first sailed past it, originally naming it Van Diemen's Land. Within Tasmania, there is also the Tasman Peninsula, Tasman Bridge and the Tasman Highway. The Tasman sea lies between Australia and New Zealand. In New Zealand, places named after Tasman include Tasman Glacier, Tasman Lake, Tasman River, Mt Tasman, Tasman Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park.

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How wide is Tasmania in miles?

190 miles


Is Tasmania inhabited by humans?

Tasmania is inhabited by humans (specifically, Australians) and a wide variety of wildlife, including Tasmanian devils, echidnas, platypuses, wallabies and more.


What is the distance from Victoria to Tasmania?

Tasmania is already part of Australia. Bass Strait, the stretch of water that separate Tasmania from the mainland, is 240 km wide at its narrowest point: thus, that is the distance between Tasmania, Australia, and mainland Australia.


Is it humid in Tasmania?

No, it is cold in Tasmania. Tasmania is in the Southern Hemisphere.


What is short for Tasmania?

The abbreviation for Tasmania is Tas.


What volcanoes are in Tasmania?

There are no active volcanoes in Tasmania. The last known volcanic activity in Tasmania occurred millions of years ago.


Who are the neighbors to Tasmania?

Just above Tasmania is the mainland Australia and New Zealand is South-East of Tasmania. Tasmania is a part of Australia


Does Tasmania have a desert or volcano?

Tasmania has no deserts but does have volcanoes which are either dormant or extinct.


What is the largest country in Tasmania?

There are no countries in Tasmania. Tasmania is Australia's southern island state.


What is the nickname of Tasmania?

Tasmania's nickname is The Apple Isle.Some also refer to Tasmania as "Tassie".


What separates Tasmania and Australia?

There is no such sea as the "Tasmania sea".The Tasman Sea separates the two countries of Australia and New Zealand.If the question refers to the body of water between the Australian mainland and its island state of Tasmania, the body of water is known as Bass Strait.


Can you buy a fox in Tasmania?

No!!! It is illegal in Tasmania. ;(