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Hobart on Derwent River Estuary by Meehan Ranges, Tasmania, Australia

42.8S 147.3E

August 26th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Australia - July 11th, 2010

Australia - July 11th, 2010

This APM image of eastern Tasmania, Australia, shows the area around the city of Hobart (yellow-white area near center of ledge edge). Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania.

The city is located in the state’s south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River. It extends along both sides of the Derwent River, on the Western Shore from the Derwent Valley in the North through the flatter areas of Glenorchy and into the hilly areas of New Town, Lenah Valley, before stretching into the lower areas such as the beaches of Sandy Bay in the South, in the Derwent Estuary.

The Eastern Shore also extends from the Derwent Valley area in a Southerly direction hugging the Meehan Ranges in the East before sprawling into flatter land in suburbs such as Bellerive. From there the city extends in an easterly direction through the Meehan Ranges into the hilly areas of Rokeby and Oakdowns, before reaching into the tidal flatland area of Lauderdale. The skyline of Hobart is dominated by Mount Wellington at 1,271 metres high.