Waverley, Tasmania

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Launceston,  Tasmania
Population1,501 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 7250
Location4 km (2 mi) from Launceston
LGA(s) City of Launceston
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Bass
Suburbs around Waverley:
Ravenswood Ravenswood
Newstead Waverley
St Leonards St Leonards

Waverley is a suburb of Launceston, in the north of Tasmania, Australia.

Suburb Human settlement that is part of or near to a larger city

A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. In most English-speaking countries, suburban areas are defined in contrast to central or inner-city areas, but in Australian English and South African English, suburb has become largely synonymous with what is called a "neighborhood" in other countries and the term extends to inner-city areas. In some areas, such as Australia, India, China, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and parts of the United States and Canada, new suburbs are routinely annexed by adjacent cities. In others, such as Saudi Arabia, France, and much of the United States and Canada, many suburbs remain separate municipalities or are governed as part of a larger local government area such as a county. In the United States, beyond the suburbs are exurbs, or "exurban areas", with less density but linked to the metropolitan area economically and by commuters.

Launceston, Tasmania City in Tasmania, Australia

Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia, at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (kanamaluka). Launceston is the second most populous city in Tasmania after the state capital, Hobart, and the thirteenth-largest non-capital city in Australia.

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 531,500 as of December 2018. 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.

It is an eastern suburb; the location of Waverley Woollen Mills, [2] [3] and the Waverley primary school.

It is the first suburb to pass through when visiting Launceston from the east coast via the Tasman Highway.

Tasman Highway highway in Tasmania

The Tasman Highway is a highway in Tasmania, Australia. Like the Midland Highway, it connects the major cities of Hobart and Launceston — however it takes a different route, via the north-eastern and eastern coasts of the state. The Highway also acts as a major commuter road to Hobart residents living on the eastern side of the Derwent River. The designation "Tasman Highway" arises from its location facing the Tasman Sea — named, like the state itself, after Abel Tasman. The highway is one of the longest in Tasmania - 410 km (250 mi), with an average traveling time of 4​12 hours.

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  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Waverley (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 December 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "WAVERLEY WOOLLEN MILLS". The Daily Telegraph . Launceston, Tas. 22 December 1897. p. 2. Retrieved 14 December 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  3. Burgess, Julian; Launceston Library. Friends (2009), The outcome of enterprise : Launceston's Waverley Woollen Mills, Friends of the Library, Launceston, ISBN   978-0-9775462-2-0

Coordinates: 41°26′S147°11′E / 41.433°S 147.183°E / -41.433; 147.183

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