Launceston is located in the county of Cornwall, South West England, nine miles north of the town of Callington, 21 miles north-west of the major city of Plymouth, 78 miles south-west of Cardiff, and 194 miles west of London. Launceston lies roughly one mile west of the Devon border. Launceston falls within the unitary authority of Cornwall. It is in the PL15 postcode district. The post town for Launceston is Launceston.
Launceston is in the ceremonial county of Cornwall, the historic county of Cornwall, and the administrative county of Cornwall.
Launceston is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Cornwall, and towards the easternmost extremity of Cornwall.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Launceston is PL15 7AW.
Launceston is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the PL15 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the PL15 postcode district.
The post town for Launceston is Launceston. Launceston is in the PL15 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Launceston.
The centre of Launceston is located at position 50.63575° latitude and -4.36117° longitude.
The centre of Launceston is located at the grid reference easting 233124 and northing 84446 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Launceston relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Launceston to the centre of the town.
Position of Launceston relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Launceston to the centre of the city.