Fraser Island

island located along the southern coast of Queensland, Australia

Fraser Island is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the east coast of Queensland in Australia.[1]

K'gari (Fraser Island)
Native name:
K'gari
Indian Head view on Fraser Island (May 2016).jpg
View north from Indian Head, 2016
Fraser island locator map.svg
Geography
LocationAustralia
Coordinates25°13′S 153°08′E / 25.217°S 153.133°E / -25.217; 153.133Coordinates: 25°13′S 153°08′E / 25.217°S 153.133°E / -25.217; 153.133
Area1,840 km2 (710 sq mi)
Highest elevation244 m (801 ft)
Administration
StateQueensland
LGAFraser Coast Region
Largest settlementEurong
Demographics
Population194 (2011)
Pop. density0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsScots
CriteriaNatural: vii, viii, ix
Reference630
Inscription1992 (16th Session)

Fraser Island is 122 km (76 mi) long. It is the largest sand island in the world. It has large shifting sand dunes, and highly coloured sand cliffs. The World Heritage Site covers 184,000 ha (454,674 acres).

The island has a range of plants including patches of rainforest. There are also perched freshwater lakes. These are lakes that are not connected to the groundwater, but sit above them. Half of the perched lakes in the world are found on Fraser Island. The water in the lakes is very clear.

The endangered cooloola sedge frog lives on Fraser Island. Fraser Island is one of only three places where this frog lives.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. UNESCO, "Fraser Island"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  2. J-M Hero; H. Hines; E. Meyer; D. Newell (April 5, 2002). "Litoria cooloolensis: Cooloola Sedgefrog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved June 19, 2020.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Fraser Island at Wikimedia Commons