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Hobart

capital city of Tasmania, Australia

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
Hobart Montage
Hobart Montage
Location of Hobart within Australia
Location of Hobart within Australia
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°52′50″S 147°19′30″E / 42.88056°S 147.32500°E / -42.88056; 147.32500
StateTasmania
Founded1803
Area
 • Total1,357 km2 (524 sq mi)
Population
(2006)
 • Total205,525
Time zoneUTC+10 (ACST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+11 (ACDT)
WebsiteCity of Hobart website

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).

ReferencesEdit

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Greater Hobart (Statistical Division)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 November 2011.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Hobart, Tasmania at Wikimedia Commons