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Hobart Tasmania
Australian Place
Population214,705 (June 2010) (11th)
Density895 /km2 2318.1 /sq mi
Area1357.3 km2 523.9 sq mi
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
- Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
State DistrictDenison, Franklin
Federal DivisionDenison, Franklin

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Hobart (c-eniconˈhoʊbɑrt)

is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony,

Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney. In 2009, the city had a greater area population of approximately 212,019. A resident of Hobart is known as a "Hobartian". The city is located in the state's south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River. The skyline is dominated by Mount Wellington at 1,271 metres (4,170 ft) high.

The city is the financial and administrative heart of Tasmania, and also serves as the home port for both Australian and French Antarctic operations.

Hobart was named Australia's 6th most sustainable city, by the Australian Conservation Foundation in 2010. For economic and social innovation, Hobart was the 11th placed in Australia in 2009, and listed as an innovation influencer city in the Innovation Cities Global Index scoring equal with Reykjavik, Katowice and Casablanca by 2thinknow.

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