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Franklin is a small township on the western side of the Huon River in the south-east of Tasmania, between Huonville and Geeveston. At the 2011 census, Franklin had a population of 326. It was named after Sir John Franklin and his wife Lady Jane Franklin who subdivided a large property there formerly owned by John Price to settle families of modest means. The Franklins had a ketch named Huon Pine built at Port Davey to provide a direct link between the settlement at Hobart. Huon Post Office opened on 31 August 1848, was renamed Franklin-Huon in 1853 and Franklin in 1878. Originally used for mixed cropping, especially potatoes and other vegetables, by the late 19th century Franklin and its immediate surrounds were a major apple orcharding region. With the collapse of Tasmania's export fruit industry during the 1970s the region reverted to mixed farming. Until the 1930s Franklin was the major town in the Huon Valley. It was thriving with the shipping that docked at its many jetties. Franklin boasted its own Court House (now a gourmet café), several hotels, banks and a Town Hall (now the restored Palais Theatre). It even had its own hydroelectric power station, driven by a local creek. With the establishment of a better road across the Sleeping Beauty Range mountains and the growth of the nearby town Huonville, Franklin went into decline over the next few decades. However, it has recently had a resurgence as a popular tourist town and has had an influx of interstate 'Seachangers' who have revitalised the town. Much of old Franklin remains.

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Is Franklin in Australia on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. After your splendid visit to Franklin, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Hobart. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Hobart for its bountiful attractions like Mount Wellington, Museum Of Old And New Art, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens on your trip to Franklin. Also, to reach Franklin, you'll have to take a flight to Hobart; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Franklin can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Franklin*

  • Pollution Statistics in Franklin

    Know the pollution level of Franklin before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 28.75 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 22.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.87 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20 (Low)
  • Franklin: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Franklin for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Franklin.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.56 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.47 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.83 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.13 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.41 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.59 (Low)
    • Drug offense 44.53 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.03 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.03 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.06 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.56 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.06 (Low)
  • Living in Franklin - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Franklin is 172.74 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 65.85 (High)
    • Climate Index 90.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 19.34 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.45 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.45 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 64.04 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.84 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 77.8 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Franklin

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Franklin

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.77 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 66.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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