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Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas of Tasmania, Australia

43S 147.7E

November 8th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Australia - November 7th, 2011

Visible from the center to the bottom of this image are the Tasman Peninsula and the Forestier Peninsula, on the Australian island and state of Tasmania. The Tasman Peninsula (bottom) lies south and west of Forestier Peninsula, to which it is connected by an isthmus called Eaglehawk Neck. That isthmus is in turn is joined to the rest of Tasmania by another isthmus called East Bay Neck.

As can be observed by the contours of this APM image, Tasmania has ’rounded smooth’ mountain ranges similar to mainland Australia. The most mountainous region is the Central Highlands area, which cover most of the central west parts of the state. The central east area (the Midlands) is fairly flat, and is predominantly used for agriculture.

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