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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
 • Total 1,357 km2 (524 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 205,525
Time zone ACST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+11)
Website City of Hobart website

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.

Hobart has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

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