Miena, Tasmania

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Miena
Tasmania
Miena is located in Tasmania
Miena
Miena
Coordinates 41°59′S 146°44′E / 41.983°S 146.733°E / -41.983; 146.733Coordinates: 41°59′S 146°44′E / 41.983°S 146.733°E / -41.983; 146.733
Population 104 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7030
Elevation 1,052 m (3,451 ft)[2]
Location
LGA(s) Central Highlands Council
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
10.3 °C
51 °F
1.6 °C
35 °F
822.8 mm
32.4 in

Miena is a small town by the Great Lake in the Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia. At the 2006 census, Miena and the surrounding area had a population of 104.[1]

The Aboriginal name, pronounced 'my-enna' translates to 'lagoon-like'.

History[edit]

Great Lake Post Office opened on 1 August 1897, was renamed Miena in 1920 and closed in 1942.[3]

Climate[edit]

Miena is one of the coldest non-alpine locations in Australia. Measurable snowfall averages 40–50 days per year and can fall in any month.[citation needed] This can cause occasional road closures in the area.

Climate data for Miena
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15.4
(59.7)
16.3
(61.3)
14.0
(57.2)
10.8
(51.4)
8.0
(46.4)
5.4
(41.7)
4.3
(39.7)
5.3
(41.5)
7.5
(45.5)
9.7
(49.5)
12.2
(54)
14.8
(58.6)
10.3
(50.5)
Average low °C (°F) 4.8
(40.6)
5.5
(41.9)
3.7
(38.7)
2.1
(35.8)
0.4
(32.7)
−1.1
(30)
−1.8
(28.8)
−1.6
(29.1)
−0.2
(31.6)
1.1
(34)
2.6
(36.7)
4.2
(39.6)
1.6
(34.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 52.6
(2.071)
48.3
(1.902)
54.6
(2.15)
66.7
(2.626)
71.1
(2.799)
76.0
(2.992)
84.2
(3.315)
87.1
(3.429)
80.4
(3.165)
76.6
(3.016)
62.7
(2.469)
65.1
(2.563)
824.0
(32.441)
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Miena (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  2. ^ Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved on 2007-11-10.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Climate statistics for Miena". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 12 June 2011.