Sorell, Tasmania


Sorell, Tasmania

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Sorell
state = tas


caption = Information Centre - main street, Sorell
lga = Sorell Council
postcode = 7172
est =
pop = 3,606 (2001) Combined Sorell-Midway Point population. cite web |publisher=Government of Tasmania Department of Justice |url=http://soer.justice.tas.gov.au/2003/indicator/55/index.php |title=Population distribution |date=2006-12-14 |accessdate=2007-03-12]
elevation=
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
coordinates = coord|42|46|59|S|147|33|45|E|display=inline,title
stategov = Lyons
fedgov = Lyons
dist1 = 4
location1= Midway Point
dist2 = 13
location2= Richmond
dist3 = 25
location3= Hobart
dist4 = 31
location4= Dunalley
dist5 = 53
location5=Orford

Sorell is a town in Tasmania, Australia, north-east of Hobart. It is on the Tasman Highway which continues up the east coast of Tasmania.

Historically, it was a better known as a major town on the route from Hobart to Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula. In 1872 the Sorell Causeway was opened, from the Cambridge direction, across Pitt Water and Orielton Lagoon to Sorell, stopping at Midway Point in the middle. This shortened the route considerably from the original road via Richmond. Today, Sorell is the junction point of the highway that takes the same route, the Arthur Highway.

*There is also a mountain in the West Coast Range with the same name.

See also

* Duchy of Avram

References


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