Tasmanian Southern Ranges

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Tasmanian Southern Ranges
Tasmania
IBRA 6.1 Tasmanian Southern Ranges.png
The interim Australian bioregions,
with the Tasmanian Southern Ranges in red
Area757 km2 (292.3 sq mi)
Localities around Tasmanian Southern Ranges:
Tasmanian West Central Highlands Central Highlands
Tasmanian West Tasmanian Southern Ranges South East
Southern Ocean Southern Ocean Tasman Sea

The Tasmanian Southern Ranges is an interim Australian bioregion located in the southern region of Tasmania, comprising 757,228 hectares (1,871,150 acres). [1] [2]

Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia biogeographic regionalisation of Australia developed by the Australian Government

The Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) is a biogeographic regionalisation of Australia developed by the Australian Government's Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. It was developed for use as a planning tool, for example for the establishment of a National Reserve System.

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Tasmania island state of Australia

Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of around 533,308 as of March 2019. Just over forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.

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In the Australian state of Tasmania, there are many areas which are commonly known by regional names. Regions are areas that share similar characteristics. These characteristics may be natural such as the Furneaux Islands, the coastline, or the Central Highlands. Alternatively, the characteristics may be cultural, such as a viticulture land use. Tasmania is divided by numerous regional boundaries, based on different characteristics. In many cases boundaries defined by different government agencies are coterminous and are often cited by the Australian and local media that tend to distinguish between North West, West Coast, Southern, and East Coast.

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References

  1. "Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA7) regions and codes". Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities . Australian Government. 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. "Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia, Version 7" (PDF). Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities . Australian Government. 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2015.

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