Fraser Island

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K'gari (Fraser Island)
Native name:
Indian Head view on Fraser Island (May 2016).jpg
View north from Indian Head, 2016
Fraser island locator map.svg
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)
LGAFraser Coast Region
Largest settlementEurong
Population194 (2011)
Pop. density0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsScots
CriteriaNatural: vii, viii, ix
Inscription1992 (16th Session)

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

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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  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.

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