capital city of Tasmania, Australia

Hobart (Palawa Kani: Nipaluna) is a city in Australia. It is the capital city of the state of Tasmania, and it has about 200,000 people.[5] It is on the western shore of the Derwent River, although some of its suburbs are on the eastern shore. In the western suburbs of Hobart is Kunyani/Mount Wellington.

Hobart city centre, 2015
Coat of arms
Hobart is located in Australia
Coordinates42°52′50″S 147°19′30″E / 42.88056°S 147.32500°E / -42.88056; 147.32500
Population251,047 (2021)[1] (11th)
 • Density145.7/km2 (377/sq mi) (2021)[2]
Established20 February 1804 (1804-02-20)[3]
Elevation17 m (56 ft)
Area1,695.5 km2 (654.6 sq mi) (metropolitan)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST)AEDT State: Tasmania. (UTC+11)
State electorate(s)Clark, Franklin
Federal division(s)Clark, Franklin
Mean max temp[4] Mean min temp[4] Annual rainfall[4]
17.6 °C
64 °F
9.0 °C
48 °F
565.3 mm
22.3 in

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 Köppen climate classification).

References change

  1. "Regional Population - 2021". abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
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  3. "Queen to Honour David Collins in Historic Unveiling". The Mercury. Hobart, Tasmania. 19 February 1954. p. 8, Royal Visit Souvenir supplement. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
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  5. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Greater Hobart (Statistical Division)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 November 2011.

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