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Campania
Tasmania
Population 742 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 7026
Location 25 km (16 mi) N of Hobart
LGA(s) Southern Midlands Council
State electorate(s) Lyons, Franklin
Federal Division(s) Lyons, Franklin
Localities around Campania:
Colebrook Colebrook, Woodsdale Woodsdale
Mangalore Campania Buckland
Tea Tree Richmond, Orielton Kellevie

Campania is a township in Tasmania's Coal River Valley, in the Southern Midlands Council.

It is one of the most important wine-producing regions of Tasmania, and has had commercial vineyards since the mid-19th century.

History

Campania developed around a railway station built in 1876 on land that was formerly a section of the Campania Estate owned by James Brock, and contains several historical buildings.

Campania Post Office opened on 15 September 1873.

Demographics

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 742 persons in Campania on census night. Of these, 51.8% were male and 48.2% were female.

The majority of residents (87.2%) are of Australian birth, with another 4.2% from England.

The age distribution of Campania residents is comparable to that of the greater Australian population. 67.2% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 32.8% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.

Transport

Colebrook Road passes through Campania.

Climate

Climate data for Campania
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.1
(106)
37.0
(98.6)
38.0
(100.4)
32.0
(89.6)
25.0
(77)
20.0
(68)
19.0
(66.2)
25.0
(77)
27.8
(82)
34.3
(93.7)
34.8
(94.6)
38.1
(100.6)
41.1
(106)
Average high °C (°F) 24.3
(75.7)
23.9
(75)
22.1
(71.8)
18.9
(66)
15.9
(60.6)
13.6
(56.5)
13.1
(55.6)
14.3
(57.7)
16.1
(61)
17.8
(64)
20.8
(69.4)
22.7
(72.9)
18.6
(65.5)
Average low °C (°F) 11.3
(52.3)
11.2
(52.2)
9.9
(49.8)
7.4
(45.3)
5.7
(42.3)
3.7
(38.7)
3.2
(37.8)
4.2
(39.6)
5.3
(41.5)
6.4
(43.5)
8.6
(47.5)
9.9
(49.8)
7.2
(45)
Record low °C (°F) 3.0
(37.4)
2.0
(35.6)
0.0
(32)
-1.7
(28.9)
-2.9
(26.8)
-3.0
(26.6)
-2.7
(27.1)
-3.0
(26.6)
-2.0
(28.4)
-3.0
(26.6)
-0.3
(31.5)
1.9
(35.4)
-3.0
(26.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 37.2
(1.465)
32.6
(1.283)
36.5
(1.437)
35.7
(1.406)
30.5
(1.201)
40.9
(1.61)
37.0
(1.457)
55.5
(2.185)
48.9
(1.925)
42.2
(1.661)
42.4
(1.669)
36.9
(1.453)
475.6
(18.724)
Avg. precipitation days 8.7 8.4 10.9 11.4 13.1 14.8 14.9 15.9 17.2 16.3 11.7 11.4 154.7
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