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Location of Hobart within Australia
|• Total||1,357 km2 (524 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+10 (ACST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+11 (ACDT)|
|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. 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.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Greater Hobart (Statistical Division)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=605&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 25 November 2011.