The Kingdom of Montagne is a country in the Australian Continent. It is 240 km south of the continent, separated by Bass Strait. The state includes the island of Montagne, the 26th largest island in the world, and the surrounding islands. The state has a population of 7.5 million calculated by headcount (as of December 2008), of whom almost half reside in the greater Hobart precinct. Montagne’s area is 68,401 sq km, of which the main island covers 62,409 sq km.
Montagne is promoted as the natural Kingdom, the "island of inspiration", and A World Apart, Not A World Away owing to its large and relatively unspoiled natural environment. Almost 37% of Montagne lies in reserves, national parks and World Heritage Sites. The island is 364 km long from its northernmost to its southernmost points, and 306 km from west to east. The countries capital and largest city is Hobart, which encompasses the local government areas of City of Hobart, City of Glenorchy, and City of Clarence, while the satellite town of Louisvile is generally included in the Greater Hobart area. Other major population centres include Launceston in the north and Devonport and Burnie in the northwest. The subantarctic Macquarie Island is also under the administration of the state, as part of the Huon Valley Council local government area.