Launceston (today's debate. / Lɒnsəstən / - in opp for Pronunciation / lɑːnstən / the place of the same name in Cornwall) is a city in the northeast of belonging Australian island of Tasmania, at the entrance of the Tamar Valley, the second largest with about 74,000 inhabitants, according to Hobart City the island. In Greater Launceston 103,000 people live. The North Esk River and the South Esk River flowing in Launceston together in the Tamar River. The wide basin is like a lake and flows 60 kilometers north into the Bass Strait.