Fraser Island

Coordinates: 25°13′S 153°08′E / 25.217°S 153.133°E / -25.217; 153.133
This article is about a World Heritage Site
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K'gari (Fraser Island)
Native name:
View north from Indian Head, 2016
Coordinates25°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)
LGAFraser Coast Region
Largest settlementK'gari
Population194 (2011)
Pop. density0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
Ethnic groups
CriteriaNatural: vii, viii, ix
Inscription1992 (16th Session)

K'gari, commonly (and formerly officially) known as Fraser Island, is a sand island of the east coast of Queensland in Australia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2]

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.[3]

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

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