Tasmania is a state of Australia and an Australian island located 240 kilometres on the south of the eastern side of the continent. It is the smallest state in terms of both size and population, with an estimated population of 494,520 and an area of 68,401 square kilometres. Tasmania is promoted as the Natural State with its large relatively untapped natural environment.
The state capital and the largest city in Tasmania is Hobart. Being a small state of Australia, Tasmania has much to offer to the residents for its spectacular scenery and easy access to a range of natural attractions, a refreshing climate and a rich heritage. Boasting a strong economy, with extremely affordable housing, lowest crime rates and easy access to schools and colleges, Tasmania is a very adequate state to raise children in.
In the recent years, Tasmanian economy is doing well and it has performed better than the national average.