Australia’s southernmost island state, Tasmania, is a nation divided from the main landmass by the Bass Strait. The state is 68,401 square kilometres and has a population of about 541,000. Hobart, which lies on the island’s southeast coast, is the capital.
Tasmania is noted for its mountainous natural areas, distinctive animals, and rich cultural legacy. Many national parks and reserves in the state, notably Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, are well-liked by tourists and residents. Tasmania is also home to various unique species, including the Tasmanian devil and the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle.
The state’s broad economy includes the industrial, mining, tourist, and agricultural sectors. The Tamar Valley and the Derwent Valley produce some of Australia’s best produce and wine, and Tasmania is a significant hydroelectric power provider. The state is also renowned for its high-quality cuisine and wine.
With warm summers and chilly winters, Tasmania has a cool temperate climate. As a result, the state undergoes pronounced seasonal variations, with winter bringing snowfall to the mountains and autumn offering a beautiful display of colour. The Aboriginal Australians, who have been residing in the area for tens of thousands of years, are the land’s traditional proprietors in Tasmania. People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage make up around 4% of the state’s population.