Zeehan is a small town of approximately 698 people situated in the West Coast Council in the west coast of Tasmania. Once Tasmania's third largest town (and called "Silver City"), Zeehan is rich in mining history. The town is hidden in a valley of rugged hills and rainforest and is well known for its heritage, including West Coast Heritage Centre and Spray Tunnel. The town covers 2.5 square kilometres and has a density of 279 residents per square kilometre (compared to Hobart which covers an area of 1,695.5 square kilometres and has a density of 130 people per square kilometre). The town has a public library, primary school, pharmacy, IGA shop, sports centre, Centrelink office and accommodation. The main industries for the town are mining and tourism.