Place:Sorell, Tasmania, Australia

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NameSorell
TypeTown
Coordinates42.25°S 147.55°E
Located inTasmania, Australia
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Sorell is a town in Tasmania, Australia, south-east of Hobart. It is located on the Tasman Highway at the junction with the Arthur Highway. At the 2006 census, Sorell had a population of 1,546, and at the 2011 census, a population of 2,476.

Sorell was name after William Sorell, the third Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land. Historically, it was known as a major town on the route from Hobart to Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula. It was the centre of an agricultural area and an important market town. It is now a dormitary town of Hobart.

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.

Sorell Post Office opened on 1 June 1832.

The local newspaper of Sorell is Myroundabout.

Sorell is also the municipal capital of the greater Sorell community. Some 13,500 people live there and over 500,000 people traverse the municipality visiting the popular Port Arthur penal settlement, or racing east to the East Coast.

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