Tasmania is the small island state of Australia in the south, accounting for less than 1 percent of Australia's total area. A part of Tasmania's state are the surrounding islands these include many of the small islands nearby, the uninhabited, subarctic volcanic island of Macquarie and other more well known islands such as the Hunter Islands, the Furneaux Groups, the Kent Group, King Island, and Maria Island.
Tasmania is bordered by Bass Straight in the north (which separates it from the Australian mainland), the Tasman Sea in the east and the Indian Ocean in the south and west.
From a narrow fringe of coastal plain, the main island rises to a central plateau with a general elevation of 600 to 1,000 meters. Mountainous, with peaks in the west exceeding 1,500 m, and its highest point being Mt. Ossa (1617m). Tasmania is an extension of the continent's Eastern Highlands. Lakes are abundant, especially in the wetter western areas. Natural vegetation is dense forest, often composed of eucalyptus.
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