Mount Kosciuszko

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Mount Kosciuszko
Mount Kosciuszko01Oct06.JPG
View of Mount Kosciuszko from the east
Highest point
Elevation2,228 m (7,310 ft) [1]
Prominence2,228 m (7,310 ft)
Isolation1,895 kilometres (1,177 mi)
ListingSeven Summits
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.

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  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". Mount Kosciuszko. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  3. Rygielski, Janusz (2011). "Who was Kosciuszko?". Mount Kosciuszko. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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