Mount Kosciuszko

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Mount Kosciuszko
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View of Mount Kosciuszko from the east
Elevation 2,228 m (7,310 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,228 m (7,310 ft)
Listing Seven Summits
Mount Kosciuszko is located in New South Wales
Mount Kosciuszko
Mount Kosciuszko
New South Wales, Australia
Range Great Dividing Range / Main Range
Coordinates 36°27′21.53″S 148°15′48″E / 36.4559806°S 148.26333°E / -36.4559806; 148.26333Coordinates: 36°27′21.53″S 148°15′48″E / 36.4559806°S 148.26333°E / -36.4559806; 148.26333
First ascent 1840 by Paweł Edmund Strzelecki
Easiest route Walk (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 discover 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 Koscuiszko 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". Mount Kosciuszko. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  3. Rygielski, Janusz (2011). "Who was Kosciuszko?". Mount Kosciuszko. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 

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