The estimated population in Launceston as of 2015 census was 86,633 and the postcode of this region is 7250. The land area of this city covers around 434 km2.
The city is located 198km from Hobart, 101km from Devonport and 63km from Scottsdale. Localities which are proximity to Launceston are Exeter, Deloraine, Great Lake, Weymouth, Longford, Lilydale, Mount Barrow and Campbell Town.
Launceston enjoys an Oceanic, temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The hottest months are in January and February where the temperature hover around 20 deg Celsius. The maximum recorded temperature in Launceston was 40deg Celsius during the 2009 Australia heat wave. The average rainfall recorded throughout the year is nearly 680mm, in which the months from May to September receive abundant rainfall. However, snowfall occurs occasionally in a year.
Launceston has some lovely tourist sites such as Tamar Valley, City Park, Cataract Gorge, Franklin House, York Park, Tasmanian Zoo etc.