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Hobart (city, Australia)

Hobart, city (1990 pop. 127,134), capital and principal port of Tasmania, SE Australia, at the foot of Mt. Wellington (4,166 ft/1,270 m high). Hobart's harbor is one of the finest in the world. The city has diverse industries, including meatpacking, food processing, and the making of textiles, chemicals, and glass. It was founded in 1804 and named for Robert Hobart, the British colonial secretary. Hobart is the seat of the Univ. of Tasmania (1890) and an important commercial and service center. The Hobart Theatre Royal (1836) is the oldest major theater in Australia.

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Hobart (city, United States)

Hobart (hō´bərt), city (1990 pop. 21,822), Lake co., extreme NW Ind.; settled c.1849, inc. 1921. Metal products, electric coils and transformers, herbal products, tools and castings, and processed foods are made in Hobart. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is nearby (see National Parks and Monuments (table)).

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Hobart

Hobart Port and state capital of Tasmania, se Australia. Founded as a penal colony in the early 1800s, it became capital in 1812. It has one of the world's best natural harbours. Industries: fruit processing, textiles, zinc. Pop. (1999 est.) 194,200.

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