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Physical Australia

Physical Characteristics That Make Australia Unique

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Major landforms in Australia? The Three Sisters. Ulurur. Mt. Kosciuszko The Twelve Apostles. The Murrary River. The Great Barrier Reef.
Major drainage basins in Australia? Murrary-Darling Basin. Lake Eyre Basin
What is a drainage basin? An area of land where surface water (from rain, melting ice, etc.) converge to a single point, where the waters join another waterboy such as a river, lake, sea, ocean, wetland.
What are the 4 landform regions of Australia? Eastern Highland, Coastal Plains, Central Lowland, Western Plateau.
What is the highest mountain in Australia? Mt. Kosciuszko
Describe the Murray-Darling Basin in means to do with being a major drainage basin. Most important agricultural region: - Supplies 1/3 of agricultural production for Aus. - Variety of climate conditions, versatile for farming. - Home for unique flora and fauns, some endangered.
Where is Australia located? It lies between the Indian and Pacific Ocean in the Southern Hemisphere. Latitude: 10°41'S and 43°39'S. Longitude: 113°09'E and 153°39'E.
Size of Australia. - 6th Largest country in the world. - Coastline: 36 735km long, extremely difficult from stopping illegal immigrants and smuggling of illegal goods to Aus.
Shape of Australia. No significant water bodies heading very far inland. - Minimal number of water extending inland results in dry conditions across country. - More inland, less rainfall.
Australia's surrounding countries? New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Solomon Islands.
Created by: alyssarey