Mount Kosciuszko

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Mount Kosciuszko
View of Mount Kosciuszko from the east
Highest point
Elevation2,228 m (7,310 ft)[1]
Prominence2,228 m (7,310 ft)
Isolation1,895 km (1,177 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingSeven Summits
Coordinates36°27′21″S 148°15′49″E / 36.45583°S 148.26361°E / -36.45583; 148.26361Coordinates: 36°27′21″S 148°15′49″E / 36.45583°S 148.26361°E / -36.45583; 148.26361
Mount Kosciuszko is located in New South Wales
Mount Kosciuszko
Mount Kosciuszko
Parent rangeGreat Dividing Range / Main Range
First ascent1840 by Paweł Edmund Strzelecki
Easiest routeWalk (dirt road)

Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia. The mountain is 2,228 m (7,310 ft) above sea level.[2] The mountain is in the south east corner of New South Wales, where it is part of the Great Dividing Range. The Indigenous Australians called the whole mountain Tar-gan-gil.[2] The first European to visit the mountain was the Polish explorer, Count Paul Strzelecki in 1840.[2] He named it Kosciuszko after the Polish patriot, Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746 - 1817).[3]

Mount Kosciuszko is now part of the large Kosciuszko National Park.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kosciuszko National Park". Australian Alps National Parks. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Southerden, Louise (6 February 2010). "Mount Kosciuszko". Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  3. Rygielski, Janusz (2011). "Who was Kosciuszko?". Mount Kosciuszko. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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