This wonder of nature is Australia.
Off the East coast of Queensland (Australia) is the world’s largest sand island. He is called Fraser. The object is elongated along the coastline shape, the length is about 120 km, width — from 7 to 23 km. Area of 1840 km2.
Dunes that make up the island, formed about 400 million years ago and have a height of 240 m. there are more than 40 fresh “hanging” lakes. The West coast of Fraser is the mangrove forests and swamps, the Eastern (facing the ocean) is a white sand beach with a length of about 100 km.
Most of the island, which remained untouched wet tropical forest (an area of about 1645 km2) is part of the national Park the great sandy. In a well-warmed lakes freshwater turtles on land is found wild Dingo.
Before European colonization, the island was home to several thousand aboriginal people. In the language of butchulla Khari it was called “Paradise”. The modern name of the island comes from the name of captain Fraser, whose ship was wrecked on the island.
In 1992 Fraser island was included in the world heritage list of UNESCO as a unique natural monument.
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