Population: 125,162 *
Dialing Code: 03 (+61 3 from overseas)
Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10), AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11)
Current Time: 19/05/2013 10:23:58 am
* Source for population data: 2001 census figures
Hobart is Australia's second oldest city and the state capital of Tasmania. Originally founded in 1804 as a penal colony it is now a thriving metropolis and port in the south east of the island of Tasmania.
Hobart's main sources of industry are tourism, catamaran manufacturing and the busy seaport, which serves as the main port for Australia and France's Antarctic bases.
Hobart is home to Australia's first legal casino, and is also the finish point of the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race.