Tasmania is an archipelago of more than 300 islands sitting just 240 kilometres (150 miles) south-east of mainland Australia. While we are part of Australia, we are in many ways quite different. Very different. See Australia
The population of Tasmania is 507,626 (June 2010). Main centres are Hobart (the capital city with 214,705 people) Launceston (105,445) Burnie (just under 20,000) and Devonport (25,550).