The Australian State of Tasmania
Tasmania is a resourceful and resourcerich economy with a reputation for quality.
Its compelling and well-known brand,
lifestyle, environmental credentials and
competitive cost base combine to make it
an outstanding location.
Tasmania is a remarkably liveable place
where traffic jams are almost nonexistent, recreational options are varied,
creativity thrives, food is celebrated and
living costs are low.
Tasmania is positioned strongly within
the broader Australian tourism market,
itself the eighth-largest tourist market in
Tasmania is blessed with unspoilt
locations, gourmet food and wine,
distinctive heritage, and a seasonal
Demographics and History
Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and
known colloquially as ‘Tassie’) is an
island state of Australia. It is located
240km to the south of the Australian
mainland, separated by the Bass Strait.
The state encompasses the main island
of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island
in the world, The state has a population of
around 520,000 , just
over forty percent of which resides in the
Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the
metropolitan area of the state capital and
largest city, Hobart.
Tasmania’s area is 68,401 sq km.
Promoted as a natural state; protected
areas of Tasmania cover about 42% of
the land area of the state, which includes
national parks and World Heritage Sites.
Tasmania was the founding place of the
first environmental party in the world.
The island is believed to have been
occupied by Aboriginals for 40,000 years
before British colonisation. The island
was permanently settled in 1803 as a
penal settlement of the British Empire around 75,000 convicts were
sent to Van Diemen’s Land before
transportation ceased in 1853. under the
name Van Diemen’s Land (named after
Anthony van Diemen) in 1825. In 1854
the present Constitution of Tasmania was
passed and the following year the state
received permission to change its name
The state is named after Dutch explorer
Abel Tasman, who made the first reported
European sighting of the island on 24