Hobart

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Hobart
Hobart Montage
Location of Hobart within Australia
Coordinates: 42°52′50″S 147°19′30″E / 42.88056°S 147.325°E / -42.88056; 147.325Coordinates: 42°52′50″S 147°19′30″E / 42.88056°S 147.325°E / -42.88056; 147.325
State Tasmania
Founded 1803
Area
 • Total 1,357 km2 (524 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 205,525
Time zone ACST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+11)

Hobart is a city in Australia. It is the capital city of the state of Tasmania, and it has about 200,000 people.[1] It is on the western shore of the Derwent River, although some of its suburbs are on the eastern shore. Just west of Hobart is Mount Wellington.

Hobart was founded in 1803 as a penal colony. Today it is a busy seaport, and is the home port of Antarctic expeditions. Tourist attractions include Salamanca Markets, the Cadbury chocolate factory and the Cascade Brewery.

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