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Kakadu National Park
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Type of site: Mixed
Date of Inscription: 1981,1987,1992
Location: Australia, Northern Territory
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Description: For more than 40,000 years, this reserve, located in the Northern Territory, has been continuously inhabited; it contains many unique archaeological and ethnological materials. These archaeological sites with their paintings and rock carvings capture the skills and way of life of the region's Aboriginal people dating back to their hunter-gatherer ancestors from prehistoric times. The tidal flats, floodplains, lowlands and plateaux compose the unique and complex ecosystem that is home to a diverse range of rare or endemic species of plants and animals. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Kakadu National Park is in the Northern Territory of Australia, 171 km east of Darwin. Kakadu National Park is located within the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It covers an area of 19,804 square kilometres, extending nearly 200 kilometres from north to south and over 100 kilometres from east to west. It is the size of Israel, about one-third the size of Tasmania, or nearly half the size of Switzerland. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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