Tasmania is a state just below Victoria on the Australian map... There are towns in Tasmania though, I myself was actually born in Tasmania. ________________________________ Tasmania is also the name of the island.
Tasmania is not a geographical part of the Australian mainland..but it certainly is politically..before Tasmania was Tasmania it was van dieman's Land..and tit was part of NSW!..so yes Tasmania is part of Australia!
Tasmania was not named after a "what" but a "who". On its discovery by Abel Tasman in 1642, Tasmania was named Van Diemen's Land. It was renamed Tasmania in honour of its discoverer on 26 November 1855.