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Location of Hobart within Australia
Location of Hobart within Australia
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 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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