Launceston is one of the Australian cities located in the northern region of Tasmania State. The city is the second largest in Tasmania followed by Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania.

Population, Postcode and Land area

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.

Location with respect to well-known cities

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.

Climate conditions in Launceston

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.

Tourist attractions in Launceston

Launceston has some lovely tourist sites such as Tamar Valley, City Park, Cataract Gorge, Franklin House, York Park, Tasmanian Zoo etc.