Hobart

Hobart

Hobart (/ˈhoʊbɑːrt/ ( listen))[5] is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. With a population of approximately 225,000, it is the second least populated Australian capital city.[1] Founded in 1804 as a penal colony,[6] Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. The modern history of Hobart (formerly "Hobart Town", or "Hobarton") dates to its foundation as a British colony in 1804. Prior to British settlement, the area had been occupied for possibly as long as 35,000 years,[7] by the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe, a sub-group of the Nuennone, or South-East tribe.[8] The descendants of the indigenous Tasmanians now refer to themselves as 'Palawa'.

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