20 Facts About Hobart International

1. Hobart International is close to many of southern Tasmania's best travel experiences, from historic Port Arthur and the rugged Tasman Peninsula to Bruny Island, the Huon and Derwent Valleys and Mount Field National Park.

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2. Hobart International is Tasmania's capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney.

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3. Hobart International opens its first Canadian office in Toronto and first overseas office in London.

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4. Hobart International is home to the main campus of the University of Tasmania, located in Sandy Bay.

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5. Hobart International includes the urbanised local governments of the Municipality of Kingborough and Municipality of Brighton.

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6. Hobart International is home to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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7. Hobart International is home to Australia's oldest theatre, the Theatre Royal, as well as the Playhouse theatre, the Backspace theatre and many smaller stage theatres.

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8. Hobart International plays host to the University of Tasmania's acclaimed Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute which brings pre-professional advanced young musicians to town from all over Australia and internationally.

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9. Hobart International is home to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, which is resident at the Federation Concert Hall on the city's waterfront.

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10. Hobart International has very few high rise buildings in comparison to other Australian cities.

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11. Hobart International is known for its well-preserved historic architecture, much of it dating back to the Georgian and Victorian eras, giving the city a distinctly "Old World" feel.

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12. Hobart International serves as a focal point and mecca for tourism in the state of Tasmania.

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13. Hobart International is the home port for the Australian and French Antarctic programs, and provides port services for other visiting Antarctic nations and Antarctic cruise ships.

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14. Hobart International is a logistics point for the French icebreaker l'Astrolabe.

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15. Hobart International is an Antarctic gateway city, with geographical proximity to East Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

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16. Hobart International is the home port for the Antarctic activities of Australia and France.

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17. Hobart International has a small Mormon community of around 642, with meetinghouses in Glenorchy, Rosny, and Glen Huon.

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18. Hobart International extends along both sides of the Derwent River; on the western shore from the Derwent valley in the north through the flatter areas of Glenorchy which rests on older Triassic sediment and into the hilly areas of New Town, Lenah Valley.

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19. Hobart International is located on the estuary of the Derwent River in the state's south-east.

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20. Hobart International is a women's professional tennis tournament held at the Hobart International Tennis Centre in Hobart, Australia.

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