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The population of Tasmania is 472,000. Main centres are Hobart (the capital city with 195,500 people) Launceston (98,500) Burnie (18,000) and Devonport (25,000)
Tasmania has more than 2000 km of walking tracks and 17 national parks.
The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers 1.38 million hectares.
Hobart has the nation's second-lowest rainfall (626 mm or 24 inches) of all Australian capital cities.
The average summer temperature is a comfortable 21°C (70°F). Winter's average is 12°C (52° F).